“Gujarat will see investment inflow of Rs. 60,000 crore when the plant comes up in the state,” Solanki added. The power plants will use nuclear reactors to be purchased from US.

“The union government has also approved capacity addition of 1,400 Mw at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station near Surat,” Solanki said.

Presently, the government is expanding its capacity by adding two nuclear reactors of 700 MW each at Kakrapar. The Kakrapar project currently houses two nuclear reactors of 220 MW. Post expansion, the total capacity of this atomic power station will be 1,840 MW.

As per sources, the additional capacity of 1,400 MW is estimated to commission in next five years.

“Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) have extended financial assistance of Rs. 17,585 crore and Rs. 13,078 crore respectively for various power sector ventures in the state,” Solanki said.

The union government is also preparing to launch energy efficiency campaign in next two year. The scheme will be targeted at saving power by promotion of energy efficient practices. “As part of the campaign, the government has already kicked-off input programme to get views of all the stakeholders. Through energy efficient practices, we will be able to reduce carbon emissions apart from saving crores of rupees,” Solanki said.