Reassuring its commitment towards Government of India’s initiative, the Telangana government has expressed its readiness to establish a giga-scale Li-ion battery manufacturing plant in the state, The Hindu Business Line reports.
Telangana government Chief Secretary SK Joshi, in a video conference with NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, stressed why the state is ideally suited for hosting 5 GWh capacity battery manufacturing plant as envisioned by the central government.
Joshi assured that the state government has a readily available land of 200 acres close to the airport and outer ring road. Further, the government is ready to supply power and water at discount and with access to a skilled workforce.
Telangana hosts India’s largest electronic manufacturing cluster close Hyderabad International Airport. Kant congratulated Joshi for showing interest and said they are considering to choose five states for the initiative.
The state government, to ensure a balance of demand and supply, needs to take steps to follow the centre mandate of electrification of all three-wheelers and two-wheelers by 2023 and 2025 respectively. Other measures to be taken by the state are providing soft loans to state Discoms, rooftop installations and micro-grids, Kant added.