New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated Asia’s largest solar power plant via video conferencing in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. The 750MW ultra mega solar power plant, spread over 1,590 acres of land will reduce emission equivalent to approximately 15 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide every year. Also Read - Tight Security, Live Telecast, Coded Invitation: How Ayodhya Preparing For Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan on Aug 5
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Speaking at the event, PM Modi said,”Not just for the present, solar energy will be a medium of energy needs of the 21st century because solar power is sure, pure and secure. The idea behind ‘One World, One Sun, One Grid’ is to fulfill the energy needs of many smaller nations on the planet.” Also Read - Raksha Bandhan 2020: Lata Mangeshkar Wishes PM Modi, He Responds With, 'I Pray For Your Health And Long Life'
He asserted that with this solar plant at Rewa, the industries here will not only get electricity, but even the metro rail in Delhi will get its benefits. “Apart from Rewa, work is underway on solar power plants in Shajapur, Neemuch and Chhatarpur”, he added.