SHIMLA: As Himachal Pradesh aims to achieve the target of making it a ‘Green Energy State’ by the year 2025, the World Bank has indicated that it is keen on Green Resilient Integrated Development programme for the state with an estimated cost of Rs 2,500 crore.
An official statement on February 6 said, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu held a meeting with a team of the World Bank in Shimla to deliberate on measures to be adopted to achieve the target of ‘Green Energy State’ by 2025, with the assistance of the World Bank.
The World Bank team was led by John Roome, Regional Director (Sustainable Development), South Asia Region.
“The World Bank indicated that it is keen on Green Resilient Integrated Development programme for the State with Basin approach with an estimated cost size of ₹2500 crore ($300 million) depending upon the technical analysis, which may be enhanced further,” said the statement.
The statement quoting the Chief Minister, said: “As a step towards achieving the target, the state has fixed a time-bound action plan to achieve installation of 200 MW solar power energy projects in next nine months and state will acquire more land for the installation of 500 MW by end of the year 2024.”
Sukhu added that the state is all set to go ahead in line with National Green Hydrogen Energy Mission in a big way apart from the production. Roome said that the EV policy envisioned by the Chief Minister would be taken up on priority and shortly a team from the Bank would visit the State for technical analysis.
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