With the state reeling under a severe power crunch, the Madurai Corporation has started focusing on energy generation from alternate measures such as solar and bio-ethanol. During the council meeting held on Wednesday, a resolution was passed to call tenders from eligible companies to set up solar projects in the corporation under the Public Private Partnership (PPP).
The resolution stated that power supply for corporation needs like pumping stations and taxation centres had significantly gone up after the corporation limits were expanded from 72 wards to 100 wards. With growing energy requirements, the corporation has resolved to select eligible players for solar power projects. After getting government approval, they will go ahead with calling for the tenders through PPP.