Reliance to invest Rs5,95,000 cr in green energy, other projects in Gujarat

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has proposed to invest Rs5 lakh crore in Gujarat, over the next 10 to 15 years, to set up 100 GW renewable energy power plant and green hydrogen eco-system development, to make Gujarat net zero and carbon free. 

RIL will also develop an eco-system for assisting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and encourage entrepreneurs to embrace new technologies and innovations, leading to captive use of renewable energy and green hydrogen, RIL stated in a release.
RIL’s initiatives for decarbonisation and creating a green ecosystem emanate from the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it added.
RIL said the company, in consultation with the Gujarat government, has started the process of scouting land for 100 GW renewable energy power project in Kutch, Banaskantha and Dholera. The company has requested for 4.5 lakh acres of land in Kutch.
RIL on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Gujarat for a total investment of Rs5,95,500 crore as part of investment promotion activity for Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2022. 
RIL will invest another Rs60,000 crore in setting up New Energy Manufacturing-Integrated Renewable Manufacturing, which include Solar PV Module (manufacture of Polysilicon, wafer, cell and module), Electrolyzer, Energy-storage battery and Fuel Cells.
RIL said it would make a further Rs25,000 crore investments in existing projects and new ventures over the next 3 to 5 years. RIL has also proposed to invest Rs7,500 crore over 3 to 5 years for Jio Network upgradation to 5G and another Rs3,000 crore over 5 years in Reliance Retail. 
These projects together will create 1 million direct and indirect employment opportunities in the state, the company stated.