Work on the proposed 5,000MW capacity solar park at Pavagada (KPTCL) in Tumakuru district of Karnataka will start soon, said Karnataka Energy minister, D. K. Shivakumar. The plant is tipped to be the largest in the world. Nearly 1,200 acres of land has already been acquired for setting up the plant. Once it is commissioned, the power problem being faced by the state will be eased to a great extent. Karnataka also plan to set up mini-solar power plants with capacity of 20 MW each in 80 taluks. Recently, the Central Government has allotted a captive coal block in Maharashtra for Karnataka to solve the problem faced by the state in procuring coal for its thermal power stations.
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