On Thursday, the karnataka government inaugurated the first phase of solar park in the region of Tumkur district, which is 180km away from Bengaluru. The first phase is named as “Shakti Sthala” and it will generate 600 MW and the balance will be expected to be generated by the end of 2018.
This is said to be the world’s largest solar project which spreads over 13,000 acres and five villages. The main aim of the project is to decrease dependence on traditional power sources and move to environmentally friendly ones to meet the growing power needs of the state.
During Siddaramaiah’s campaign this solar park was a highlight as its economic development and job creation are high. Development and economic growth of a nation occurs when its people become partners in the development process,” Siddaramaiah said in a statement .
The land was leased from 2,300 farmers by the government for 25 year with an annual rent of Rs.21,000 per acre.