Ajay Devgn announces completion of his Solar plant in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, 18 April, 2012

Mr. Ramakant J. Tibrewala of the Roha Group, Mr. Ajay Devgn and Mr. Kumar Mangat announced the completion of a 25MW Solar Plant during a press conference held yesterday at Chandigarh, India.

The triumvirate panel congratulated the Honorable Chief Minister, Shri. Narendraji Modi for achieving the herculean task of completing the State of Art Solar Park and also for ensuring the installation of 600MW of Solar Power Plants.

The Solar Project, located in Charanaka, Patan District, Gujarat, is a Joint Venture between the Roha Group, Mr. Ajay Devgn and Mr. Kumar Mangat. The Charanaka Solar Project was installed and started operating on 31st December, 2011, in a record time of 8 months (4 weeks before the deadline of January 28, 2012). The state-of-the-art plant is unique in its own way and has been built using the most advanced technologies.

The Roha Group has long been known for its pre-disposition to quality and attention to detail in every industry it enters. Established in the year 1972 at ROHA, India, The Roha Group is a big player in investments & wealth management, food distribution, paints, fertilisers, filtration machine manufacture, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals colours market. Today, the Group’s turnover exceeds US$200 million. Sixteen Offices and dedicated production lines, along with application labs that provide cutting edge technical support across 5 continents (120 countries) have made Roha a byword in the colour industry.

Now, the Group is expanding into infrastructure and is doing so in accordance with one of the core values, “To care for and safe guard the environment”. The first major step in conserving natural resources was taken by installing 7.5 MW wind mills in Sangli, Maharashtra, in CY 2007.

Another huge step in this direction has been the completion of a 25 MW Solar Power Plant using Thin Film Technology, located at Patan, Gujarat.

The Charanaka Solar Park will be formally inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister Shri Narendraji Modi in Gujarat on April 19, 2012, the first day of the 2-day Indian Solar Summit 2012, further strengthening Gujarat’s position as a global solar power hub.

The much-awaited announcement of Gujarat Phase III Solar Policy during the summit will unveil the state’s plans for making the state an international solar hub not only for generation but also for manufacturing solar power equipment and solar energy-related research and development.

Already, the Govt. of Gujarat has done much to make the state a global Solar power hub. An innovative and pro-industry approach under the strong leadership of Hon. Chief Minister, Shri Narendraji Modi, a clearly spelled out Solar Policy, excellent grid infrastructure for evacuation of power, fast track clearances and helpful Govt. Depts., along with excellent infrastructure.

The Indian Solar Summit 2012 (ISIT 2012) will see the presence of senior government officials, leading solar cell manufacturers, module manufacturers, equipment suppliers and solar developers from all over the world. The main focus of the summit will be the latest industrial policies, progress of India’s major solar projects and advanced technological solutions & equipment selection. The strategic points to be discussed during the conference will be investment opportunities, potential in Indian market for technology providers & manufacturers of solar equipments and identification of the most suitable areas for solar projects in India.

All the participants of the summit will visit Charanaka on April 19 to take part in the inaugural function of the solar park, which has an installed capacity of 200 MW with the scope for further expansion of 300 MW.

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