News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 750-megawatt Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project, which has now claimed to be Asia’s largest, in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district. PM Narendra Modi dedicated the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project to the Nation via video conference. This is Asia’s largest power project.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the Rewa project will make the entire region a major hub for pure and clean energy in this decade. He said that it will also supply power to Delhi Metro, along with the entire region surrounding Rewa. He said very soon Madhya Pradesh would be the main centre of Solar Energy in India, as such major projects are in progress in Neemuch, Shajapur, Chattarpur, and Omkareshwar.
The biggest beneficiaries of this would be the poor, the middle class, the tribals, the farmers of Madhya Pradesh. PM said Solar Energy would be a major medium for providing the energy needs of an aspirational India in the 21st Century.
He described Solar Energy as one which is ‘Sure, Pure & Secure’. Sure because of the continuous supply of Energy from the Sun, Pure as it is environment friendly and secure because it is a secure source for our energy needs. He also termed such Solar Energy projects are a true representation of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India).
PM said that economy is an important aspect of self-reliance and progress. Referring to the regular dilemma of whether to focus on Economy or Ecology, Prime Minister said India resolved such dilemmas by focusing on Solar Energy Projects and other environmentally friendly measures. Modi said Economy and Ecology are not contradictory but complementary to each other.
He said in all the programs of the government, priority is being given to environmental protection as well as Ease of Living. He referred to programmes like Swachh Bharat, the supply of LPG cylinders to the poor households, the development of CNG networks as one which focused on Ease of Living, and improving the lives of the poor and the middle class.
PM Modi stated that protection of the environment is not limited to just a few projects, but it is the Way of Life. He said that the Government is working towards making our environment, air, water to remain pure and this thinking is also reflected in the policy and strategy on solar energy. India’s exemplary progress in the field of Solar Energy would be a major source of interest to the World. He said owing to such major steps, India is being considered as the most attractive market of clean energy.
The Prime Minister also said that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was launched with the motive to unite the entire world in terms of solar energy. He said the spirit behind was One World, One Sun, One Grid. The Prime Minister expressed confidence that Madhya Pradesh’s farmers will also make use of the Government’s KUSUM Program and will install Solar Energy plants in their lands as an additional source of income.
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