Rajasthan News

No photovoltaic solar power project in the Sambhar salt lake

by RajasthanDirect
May 26, 2014

Rajasthan CM Vasundhra Raje has turned down the photovoltaic solar power project in the Sambhar salt lake that was propsed by previous government of the state and pointed out that being the largest saline wetland lake in Asia, it must be developed as a tourism site.

On coming to power, Ms Raje shot off a letter to former minister of heavy industries Mr Praful Patel expressing her reservations on the power project. Sources close to her point out that she has sanctioned a sum of INR 30 crore to develop the lake as a tourism hotspot as the Sambhar salt lake, spread over 24,000 ha, has been declared a protected wetland site under the Ramsar Convention.

Src- http://www.steelguru.com/indian_news/Rajasthan_may_cancel_mega_solar_power_project_in_Sambhar_salt_lake/339772.html

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