KURNOOL: Gani Sakunala Solar Park, near Kurnool, the world’s largest with a capacity of 1,000 MW, draws flak for not providing employment opportunities to local youth and not compensating farmers who had given their lands for industrialisation.
The government acquired 2,500 acres of land from the public and government land and helped the facility to come up.
Greenco, Soft Bank Energy, Azure power, NTPC are some of the developers of green energy at the complex.
Panyam MLA Katasani Rambhupal Reddy held a discussion with the representatives of Solar Park at the collectorate on Thursday. Collector G. Veera Pandian, SP Dr. Kaginelli Fakkeerappa addressed the representatives. Katasani Rambhupal Reddy said that the Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had brought in a law, guaranteeing employment to 75 per cent of the local people in the industries, set up in respective zones.
Mr Rambhupal Reddy asked them to discharge their social responsibility and compensate the farmers who had given them their lands for industrialisation.
He said still many land owners were not given final settlement amount but the companies have been making profit, by selling the power....