The Indian Railways is reportedly in plans to come up with solar power tenders of 4 GW in order to cut down on its power purchase costs and utilise the vast stretches of linear land along the tracks with greater efficiency.
As per data from the Power Ministry, almost one third of the distressed power plants are unable to repay loans totalling crores of rupees are in Chhattisgarh. The ministry recently submitted a list of 34 such projects to a parliamentary panel on energy.
Raipur is being developed as a smart city that will run on solar power. Chhattisgarh is one of the youngest states of India, born only in 2003. However, it has made economic progress by leaps and bounds, overcoming obstacles created by Naxal violence and underdevelopment in its tribal pockets.
The Chhattisgarh Government has signed an MoU with NABARD, with the latter agreeing to provide loan worth nearly Rs 715 crore for the completion of three major irrigation schemes under the Agriculture Irrigation Scheme.