Foundation stones for solar projects aggregating 25 MW were
laid in Andaman & Nicobar. The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, laid
the foundation stone for the Solar Power Projects of 17 MW capacity at Manglutan
and 8 MW capacity at Chidiyatapu, in South Andaman on April 7, 2017, according
to a government
Mercom previously reported, in October, in two separate
tenders, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) invited bids to develop
MW grid-connected solar PV project in Chidiyatapu, and a 17
MW grid-connected solar PV project in the village of Manglutan in South
The foundation stone has been laid, but the bids are yet to
be opened, stated an NTPC official. We have received satisfactory response from
bidders and the award of contract will take another one and a half month, added
the NTPC official.
projects are being developed under NTPC’s
self-owned projects program.