Tamilnadu budget: Panneerselvam gives major thrust to solar power

Chennai: A major thrust has been given to solar power to improve the power situation in Tamilnadu, according to the State budget presented today by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who is also the Finance Minister.

He said the Tamilnadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO), would set up floating solar power projects in Theni, Salem and Erode at a capacity of 250 MW, costing Rs 1,125 crore.

Also, a 500 MW power project would be set up at Kadaladi at the ultra mega solar photovoltaic park. This is estimated to cost Rs 2,350 crore, said the Finance Minister.

NT Bureau