The centre has proposed setting up a special economic
zone for the manufacture of renewable energy device, at
a proposed investment of Rs30,000-crore.
was disclosed by Vilas Muttemwar, union minister of state
in charge of non-conventional energy, who said that the
1,000-acre SEZ would also generate 600 MW of renewable
energy for captive purposes.
its location has yet to be decided the construction work
for which is expected to commence within six months, the
minister also said that the union government was negotiating
with developers for the proposed SEZ., he added. A few
overseas companies have also expressed their interest
in the SEZ, the minister said, addi ng that it will be
built on PPP basis.
to the minister, six states Maharashtra, Tamil
Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh
had shown an interest in setting up the SEZ.