Bhopal: Inspired by the solar park set up in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh is also planning to open a similar park to get rid of the power woes concerning the state. A land bank will be created for the purpose to lay down the solar panels for the park.

As an initial effort, 2,000 hectares of land not suitable for farming or industry will be marked for the purpose.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan discussed the solar park project in detail in the meeting of the energy department on Monday. Chauhan said, “Solar energy is a futuristic investment. The importance of solar energy will rise in future and there is a need for balanced initiative in this direction.”

The Chief Minister said that land not suitable for agriculture or setting up of industries must be identified for developing infrastructure for the solar park besides studying the solar park set up by Gujarat.  

In the meeting it was said, a policy has been made for promoting modernization of power. Many officials along with Chief Secretary Avni Vaishya were present in the meeting.