Staff Reporter, Bhopal
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that extension of renewable energy policy period from 3 to 5 years will be considered on the demand of renewable energy sector investors. Every possible assistance will be extended to renewable energy sector entrepreneurs in the state. Investors of renewable energy sector called on Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Mantralaya here today.
The Chief Minister said that arrangements will be made to ensure that timely payments are made on supply of renewable energy. Grid system will be developed in renewable energy sector. During meeting with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Arvind Bansal and Gautam Chopra of DJ Continuum Group informed that they are setting up 180 MW wind energy plant in the state. It is proposed to be upgraded to 350 MW. Ashok Dutta of Rison Power informed about installation of 100 MW wind energy plant which will be upgraded to 300 MW. S. Murli of Orange Group informed that the company is establishing a 150 MW wind energy plant in the state.
Rahul Munjal of Hero Future Energy informed his company is setting up a 200 MW wind energy plant under renewable energy sector. It will be upgraded to 300 MW in future. Sharad Saluja of Sterling Agro Industries Limited informed that the company has set up a 6.5 MW wind energy plant in the state, which will be upgraded to 50 MW. Similarly, Parag Sharma of Renew Power Ventures informed that the company is establishing 200 MW wind power plant in the state.
A delegation of renewable energy sector investors from Gujarat who are interested to invest in this sector also called on Chief Minister Chouhan. Headed by Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation Pranav Mehta, the delegation comprised Jigar Jain and Nayan Parikh of Inspira Group. Additional Chief Secretary S.R. Mohanti, Principal Secretary to CM S.K. Mishra and Secretary Vivek Agrawal were also present on the occasion.
Meeting with NTPC Chairman
NTPC Chairman Arup Roy Choudhary called on Chief Minister Chouhan today. He informed that work is on in Gadarwara and Barethi thermal power projects in the state. He urged the state government to make available its coal block for proposed thermal power plant in Khargone district. Choudhary said that if the state government provides its coal block the NTPC will make available 85 percent of total power generated by it to Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Chouhan assured to consider it. Principal Secretary to CM S.K. Mishra was also present on the occasion.
G.K. Gambhir of Today Energy and Arun Bharat Ram and Ashish Bharat Ram of Ram Films also called on the Chief Minister today.