Delhi government to convert Rajghat power plant into solar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to shut down the Rajghat thermal power plant and to convert the area into a solar park with the capacity of 5,000 KW.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the government had closed down the coal-based plant in 2015 as it was a major source of pollution.

“The Cabinet approved the proposal to officially close down the Rajghat Coal Plant. The 45-acre area plant will be converted into a solar park,” he said.

“Delhi Government has been pushing for solar energy for quite some time now,” he added.


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