The first-ever largest solar power plant in the North East will be launched in the Amguri area of Assam on Tuesday at the end of 31 long years. Assam CM Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma will inaugurate the solar power plant. The project will currently be able to produce 70 MW of solar power. Subsequently, its production capacity will be increased to 100 MW by increasing another 30 MW of power.
In 1990, the then Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta laid the foundation stone of a thermal power plant based on the Assam Accord. The work on the project was taken up by acquiring 1100 bighas of land at Lalim Chapari in Amguri, but the project had to be stopped due to political collapse.
Later on, on February 27, 2019, former Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of the solar power plant at the site of The Thermal Power Plant in Lalim Chapari. In an election campaign in Jhanji on the eve of the last assembly elections, Himanta Biswa Sarma won Pradeep Hazarika from the Amguri constituency and promised to gift a solar power project to the people of the constituency.
This solar power plant will usher in a new horizon in the power sector of Assam.