Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deputed cupboard secretary Rajiv Gauba to resolve problems with land, proper of approach and forest clearances that Modi stated at a latest assembly have been hampering the progress of the federal government’s four-year-old ‘Inexperienced Hall’ undertaking for putting in a 19,000 MVA intra-state transmission system for renewable power throughout eight states.

The Rs 10,141-crore undertaking is being carried out by the state transmission utilities of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Himachal and Madhya Pradesh.

It consists of constructing of transmission strains and substations with a complete capability of 19,000 MVA by March 2020 to evacuate about 20,000 MW of large-scale renewable energy and enchancment of the grid.


The PM reviewed the undertaking at a latest assembly the place, as per the minutes of the assembly, he stated “the problems of proper of approach, forest clearance, and so on. are hampering the undertaking”. He directed the state governments to resolve such points expeditiously and stated that, in coordination with the brand new and renewable power, they need to pace up execution for early completion of the undertaking.

The unique deadline of the undertaking was March 2020. Modi requested Gauba to work with the state governments and the ministry, and particularly to right away resolve the difficulty of land required for the tasks inside 10 days.

He noticed on the assembly that photo voltaic and wind energy corporations have been dealing with difficulties in beginning new tasks, particularly within the land acquisition course of. However he had a great phrase for the Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh governments for his or her progress.In a missive to all states earlier this 12 months, the ministry had stated that every one the tasks needs to be accomplished inside the time-frame permitted by the Cupboard Committee on Financial Affairs — which was 2019-20.