India is to build a 3,800 megawatt solar farm on its western border with Arunchas Pradesh, the state government said on Monday.
The project, to be built on a vast stretch of land on the outskirts of New Delhi, will provide energy for 1,400 homes in the state, which has suffered the worst drought in decades.
It will also provide electricity to over a million households.
The State Government of Arunchezabad said the state will be one of the first states in the country to get the solar energy project off the ground.
It said the project, expected to generate about 500 MW, will enable the state to meet the energy demand of more than 11 million households by 2020.
The government said it would also make the project a model to help other states in their efforts to provide solar power to their residents.
India has been struggling with severe drought, with over 60 per cent of the country’s population living in areas with drought conditions.