New Delhi, Oct 6 (PTI) Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL) today said it has commissioned 55 MW capacity solar projects in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.

The company is already managing 165 MW capacity solar projects in the country, a company statement said.

It also said as part of its commitment towards generating green energy, Essel Infra will commission an additional 60 MW capacity project in Karnataka in the next 45 days.

The company is aiming to increase its share in green energy through construction of massive solar projects in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka of 520 MW capacity in the near future.

Essel Infra recently commissioned a 50 MW capacity solar project in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh and a 5 MW capacity project in Bijapur, Karnataka.

The company s effort in generating green power is in tune with the government’s target of generating 100 GW power through solar projects by 2022.

The EIL is the infrastructure arm of Essel group, a diversified conglomerate led by Subhash Chandra. It has an order book value of USD 5.06 billion and a national footprint of more than 17 states across more than 100 cities.

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