Ajay keen to set up solar power project

April 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

NEW DELHI, April 20 — During a recent meeting with Narendra Modi in Gujarat, actor Ajay Devgn was all praise for the state’s chief minister’s leadership qualities and style of governance. The actor, who will next be seen in Tezz, also expressed his desire to set up a solar energy power project in Gujarat.

“Solar power is the future of industry. We are aiming to reach 500mw within three to five years with a total investment of R5,000 crore,” said Devgn. Several states offer tax benefits to attract investments into solar and wind energy. Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai and cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar have already invested in wind power projects at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan and Satara in Maharashtra.

The Solar Project, located in Charanaka, Patan district, Gujarat, is a joint venture between the Roha Group, Ajay Devgn and filmmaker Kumar Mangat. Devgn, who was in Gujarat on a courtesy visit, said he looked forward to doing more films set there, and also invited Modi to view his Hindi film Rajneeti.

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