Infrastructural projects to be inaugurated in Kerala
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Infrastructure
320 KV Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) power transmission project:
- It is India’s first High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Project
- It will facilitate transfer of 2000 MW power from the western region and help meet the growth in load for Kerala.
- It will also ensure a 35-40% less land footprint compared to a conventional HVDC system.
50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project
- It has been developed under the National Solar Energy Mission.
Integrated Command and Control Centre at Thiruvananthapuram:
- It is being set up to host Smart Solutions for Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation,
- It will act as a common point of action during emergency situations to facilitate coordinated action, and decision making among various agencies like police, civil supplies, revenue, health and fire fighting
Smart Roads Project in Thiruvananthapuram
- The project envisages converting 37 Kms of existing roads to world-class smart roads by bringing all overhead utilities underneath and undertaking road and junction improvements.
- It will have features like safe pathways, storm water drains, underground ducts for electrical, and communication lines.
Water Treatment Plant at Aruvikkara
- It is being built under the AMRUT Mission.
- It will boost supply of drinking water to Thiruvananthapuram
Important value additions
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
- It was launched in 2015.
- Aim: to establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation by implementing urban revival projects.
The National Solar Mission
- Objectives: To promote solar power.
- The mission is one of the several policies of the National Action Plan on Climate Change.
- The program was inaugurated as the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010 with a target of 20 GW by 2022.
- This was later increased to 100 GW in 2015 to be achieved by 2030.
- India increased its solar power generation capacity by nearly 5 times from 2,650 MW in 2014 to almost 12,000 MW in 2017.
- The original target of 20 GW was surpassed in 2018, four years ahead of the 2022 deadline.
- Urban infrastructure projects AMRUT Yojana: Click here
- Inauguration of 750 MW Rewa Solar Project: Click here
- India’s Solar Energy Push: Click here