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PUNE: The city has failed to secure a spot in the Centre's 'Solar City' list, which was released last week.

A 8kv solar power generating plant, established at a cost of Rs 15.20 lakh, is already functional at Kuppanna Park in the city. It produces nearly 14,400 units of power per annum.

The government has approved a proposed master plan to develop 50 solar cities, for which master plans have been prepared for 46, an official statement said on Sunday.

Mahabubnagar in Telangana and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh are among the 60 cities/towns proposed to be developed as ‘Solar/ Green Cities” across the country under a scheme launched by the Ministry

The State Government has prepared a master plan to develop the Capital as a solar city.

Guwahati and five other cities in the Northeast will be developed as solar cities to reduce dependency on conventional energy, a top official has said.

As many as 55 cities in 27 states and union territories are currently being developed as solar or green cities, parliament was told today.

Only 20 persons applied for NOC needed for connectivity to sell power

In order to make Vijayawada a Solar City along with 60 more cities in the country, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has finally taken initiatives to fulfil its promises pertaining to it.

In its bid for the ‘smart city’ tag, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC)’s solar project is gathering momentum.