Ladakh’s much-anticipated mega solar power project has been delayed and is now expected to be fully operational by 2026. The project, which was initially slated to be completed by 2024, will now take an additional two years to be completed. The reason for the delay is cited as logistical challenges in accessing the remote site and securing necessary permits and approvals.
Once completed, the solar power project will be one of the largest in India and is expected to significantly boost the region’s energy security and provide a major source of renewable energy. The project is also expected to create jobs and stimulate economic growth in the region.
The Indian government is committed to increasing the country’s use of renewable energy sources and has set a target to have 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. The Ladakh project is a critical part of this effort and will play a key role in helping the country achieve its renewable energy goals.
Despite the delay, the project is still on track and is expected to make a significant impact on the region once completed. Officials are confident that the additional time will be used to ensure that the project is completed to the highest standards and that it delivers the best possible results for the people of Ladakh and the wider country.