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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Arun Jaitley inaugurates Telangana solar plant


Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated a grid-connected solar power plant of 16 MW capacity at the Ordinance Factory in Telangana’s Medak district. He also dedicated a 9 MW capacity windmill project installed at Dammur in Karnataka at a cost of Rs 53 crore by Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), a defence PSU.

Jaitley dedicated both the two projects through video-link at an event. The solar power plant at Medak has been set up at a cost of Rs105 crore by Bharat Electronics Limited. With commissioning of 9MW windmill project at Dammur, BEML would be able to meet 68 per cent of its energy requirement through it.

At the event, Jaitley also presented ‘excellence awards’ to various defence PSUs. The excellence awards in the institutional category for 2014-15 was given to Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad while the award for 2015-16 was conferred on Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru. The ‘best performance’ award in exports for 2014-15 was given to Goa Shipyard Limited while the award for 2015-16 was conferred on Bharat Electronics Limited, Bengaluru.

Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains-
  • Telangana is the 29th state of India formed in 2014
  • The capital of Telangana is Hyderabad
  • K Chandrasekhar Rao is the CM of Telangana
  • G​overnor of Telangana is E S L Narsimhan
  • KBR National Park and Mrugavani National Park are located in Hyderabad, Telangana

Source- The Indian Express

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