Gujarat to extend solar power policy till the end of December 2020

The Gujarat government has announced its decision to extend the validity of the Gujarat Solar Power Policy, 2015 up to December 31, 2020. Given the disruption caused by the outbreak of Covid-19, the state government announced a financial package worth Rs 140 billion as the Gujarat Aatmanirbhar Package. Under this package, time frames of many policies have been extended. This is expected to provide a stimulus to solar projects such as captive projects, solar projects for third-party sale and rooftop solar projects. The extension is also expected to aid Gujarat in achieving the target of installing 8,000 MW of solar power capacity by 2022.

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