AHMEDABAD: Gujarat has taken a step forward to become India's solar capital.

When the Union environment ministry gave the GMR Group its go-ahead to the Alaknanda hydroelectric project in Uttarakhand three weeks ago, it invited suspicion from non-profit organisations about a

GMR Infrastructure is close to winning a Rs 1,500-crore highway project in Andhra Pradesh.

Infrastructure major GMR Infrastructure Ltd is planning to set up solar power plants with a total capacity of 75 MW in Tamil Nadu, industry sources told Business Line.

Gujarat would house the largest solar energy park in Asia in two years, with a power production capacity of 500 Mw.

This would be set up with an investment of around Rs 8,000 crore flowing from companies such as GMR and Lanco, which have been assigned generation capacities under the Gujarat Solar Mission.

Gujarat had announced a solar power policy in January 2009, with a target of installing

Casino Zone To Be Set Up Near Dholavira
Rajiv Shah | TNN

The consortium led by GMR Infrastructure Ltd has won the 181 km Hyderabad

Private infrastructure company GMR will replace state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in the proposed Rs 31,000-crore refinery and petrochemical plant at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. The exit follows the country's largest oil and gas producer's claims over the past year that the project was unviable. ENTRY STRATEGY # GMR will hold 51% in the Kakinada Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd (KRPL), the company implementing the project # No tax sops to be extended to GMR

GMR Infrastructure, the Bangalore-based infrastructure firm, is expected to pay around Rs 620 crore by September 2008 to acquire 50 per cent stake in a coal mining firm in South Africa. GMR Infrastructure, which is into development of airports, power projects and roads, through its wholly-owned subsidiary GMR Energy on Thursday said that it has picked up 5 per cent stake for Rs 60 crore ($15 million) in Homeland Mining & Energy in South Africa. Homeland Mining is a subsidiary of Homeland Energy Group of Canada.

Raghuvir Badrinath / Bangalore August 21, 2009, 0:16 IST

GMR Infrastructure, the Rs 4,500-crore Bangalore-based infrastructure developer with a focus on power generation, airports development, highways and urban infrastructure, is understood to be initiating plans for an 800-Mw coal-fired power plant on the eastern coast of India.