The Uttar Pradesh state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given approval to set up a unit to generate alternative energy in Sitapur and cleared 10 bids of 500 megawatt solar energy.
The decision has been taken to boost alternative and solar energy. In addition, the government has decided to launch a new nutrition scheme to counter malnutrition in 20 districts.
According to State Health Minister Sidharthnath Singh, Sunlight Fuel Limited of Delhi would set up the alternative energy generation unit in Sitapur. It will produce 1.75 lakh litres of green fuel annually by using 500 metric tonnes of sugarcane, farm and wheat wastes.
The unit will be set up at a cost of Rs 1550.87 crore in which the state government will provide several sops to the selected unit including waiver of stamp duty, 15 per cent subsidy on investment and GST waiver for 10 years.
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