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Mahanadi Coalfields to set up 50 MW Solar Plant in Odisha

Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL), an arm of Coal India Limited, has planned to set up a 50 MW solar power plant in the Sambalpur district of Odisha.

The plant will be built with an investment of ₹ 301.92 crore and it will be set up for captive consumption of Mahanadi Coalfields, Odisha.

Mahanadi Coalfields has placed an order with a Chennai-based firm to establish this plant. The time-line for completion of this solar power plant is 10 months.

Mahanadi Coalfields has set a target of installing 182 MW of solar power by 2024 in order to become a net-zero emissions energy company, and this solar power plant is in line with this vision.