Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Monday it is part-funding a project with India's Reliance Power to build what it said would be India's largest solar photovoltaic power plant.

Multilateral funding agency Asian Development Bank today said it would provide Rs 250 crore ($48 million) loan to Reliance Power for its solar energy project in Rajasthan.

"ADB is providing a long-term loan of up to Rs 250 crore to finance the 40 MW Dahanu Solar Power Project located at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan," an official statement said. The project is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2012.

Jaisalmer: Suzlon Energy Limited, which ranks fifth in the world for generating power from winds, is set to generate power from sea winds.

The Asian Development Bank will provide Rs 221 crore to Reliance Power for its Rs 700-crore 40 MW solar project in Rajasthan. The US Exim Bank has already agreed to fund Rs 304 crore.

Ties up loans from US Exim Bank and Asian Development Bank for solar power project. Reliance Power has tied up loans of .

The Centre will shortly be making an atlas of the many windmills that are fast being built in this desert district. The atlas will not only help regulate the growth of windmills here but will also keep a track of areas where windmills are being set up.

In a bid to promote alternate sources of energy the state government has been actively pursuing the setting up of windmills in the desert districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer. Not only hundreds of windmills have already been set up in these parts but hundreds more by prominent players are fast coming up.

Elected representatives of Panchayati Raj institutions from 16 districts of Rajasthan attending a workshop here over the weekend said the issues relating to sex selection, gender equality and maternal health were getting priority in panchayat-level health planning with emphasis on utilisation of “untied funds” for a variety of health care services.

Focus Energy Limited, an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, has found huge reserves of gas in the two new wells dug at the "RJ-ON/6" onshore block in the Shahgarh bulge area here. Gas was found at an approximate depth of 3,000 m in one well, and at 3,150 m in the other. This find would help in setting up new power projects, contributing to the state's self-sufficiency in energy sector.

JAISALMER: The interim order of the Rajasthan High Court banning all mining activities near the IAF stations in western Rajasthan has come as a big relief to the Air Force. Though mining continued for two or three more days after the order, the mining department and police stepped in to stop the work.

JAISALMER: Jaisalmer has the potential to generate one lakh mega watt of solar and wind power, which can fulfil the demand of the entire nation, Union minister Farooq Abdullah has said.

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