People have fallen in love with Ladakh ever since it was featured in 3 Idiots. And, since then, it has gone to become the hub for tourism.
And, rightfully so. Nestled between the Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges, the pristine blue skies and clear streams make for a spectacular retreat.
As per Times Of India, Ladakh is going to be home to the world’s largest single-location solar photo-voltaic plant.
The Ladakh project is a 5,000 mega watt (MW) solar power project that will be located at Hanle-Khald in Nyoma. The power generated by this project will go to Kaithal in Haryana for which a 900 km line will be laid mostly along the Leh-Manali road.
The estimated investment for this project is Rs 45,000 crores, which has been envisioned to be completed by 2023.
Along with this ambitious project, the government has plans to set up another mega-project, 200 km south of Kargil which will help keep glaciers cool as well as save about 12,750 tonne of carbon emission. Therefore, cutting down on the usage of diesel gensets.
To top it all off, this project is going to provide a means of livelihood for the locals. Power minister, RK Singh has earlier mentioned that this is an effort towards a greener economy.