India’s Union Cabinet has qualified a stretch of land in Rajasthan to be used for a 200MW solar PV project.
A government release described the 400 hectares of the central state farm land in Jetsar, Sri Ganganagar District as “un-cultivable”.
National Seeds Corporation (NSC) owns the land and the solar plant will be set up by a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE), which will partake in tariff-based competitive bidding for the project.
The contract for the solar plant will last for 25 years, which may be extended.
Rajasthan is one of the leading solar PV states in India with several ultra mega solar parks of more than 500MW capacity each in the pipeline under government policy. The state has also seen the lowest solar tariff bids in the country on several occasions.