Gujarat government notifies land policy for RE projects

The Gujarat government has notified a land policy for renewable energy projects. Under the policy, it has earmarked land for setting up wind, solar, and wind-solar hybrid parks with a capacity of 1,000 MW and above. The land for these projects will be identified by a committee. Initially, the land required for about 30,000 MW of power capacity will be fixed, of which 10,000 MW of capacity will be reserved for state government companies. Further, it will now be mandatory for the tender issuing authority (Solar Energy Corporation of India) to consult with Gujarat state departments before issuing the tenders for the wind or hybrid project capacities to be set up in the state.