New Delhi: – Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inaugurated the 750 Megawatts, solar power project, at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, through videoconferencing, on Friday. This is the largest solar power project in Asia. This will reduce carbon emissions by 1.5 million tonnes. Prime Minister Modi expressed confidence that natives, poor, farmers and the middle class of Madhya Pradesh will benefit from this project. Prime Minister also said on this occasion that the import of Solar panels and other related material will be reduced and emphasis will be given on manufacturing these items in India. India imports solar panels worth $1.8 billion from China. The announcement by the Prime Minister becomes significant against this background.
The project is a Joint Venture of Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN). There are three private sector companies also participating in the project. There are three units of 250 Megawatts combined to make 750 Megawatts. 76% of the power generated will go to the Discom Company in Madhya Pradesh and 24% will go to Delhi Metro. The power will be supplied at the rate of ₹2.97 per unit. Prime Minister Said that solar energy is sure, pure and secure. The Prime Minister expressed confidence that his will save the environment and as well as power. He further added that this would also provide an impetus to employment generation.
Emphasis will be given on manufacturing the solar panels and batteries in the country under the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. Imports will be reduced. The Prime Minister announced that government departments will be purchasing only made in India products for all the future solar projects. The Prime Minister informed that schemes are being prepared to build solar projects in the farms. The entire world is watching the Indian projects to source non-conventional energy as a model. The Prime Minister said that India is connected to the world under the ‘International Solar Alliance’.