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PM Modi declares Gujarat's Modhera as India's first 24x7 solar-powered village

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone and dedicated multiple projects worth over ₹3,900 crore in Modhera, Mehsana in Gujarat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the stone-laying foundation ceremony of development works at Modhera village, in Mehsana on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)Premium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the stone-laying foundation ceremony of development works at Modhera village, in Mehsana on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 October declared Modhera in Gujarat's Mehsana district as India's first 24x7 solar-powered village.

Addressing a rally, PM said, "Today, a new energy of development has been infused for Modhera, Mehsana & the whole of North Gujarat. From electricity, water to road & rail. Many projects related to dairy, skill development & healthcare have been inaugurated & foundation stones have been laid today."

He added that Modhera was known for the Sun temple, now it will also be known as solar-powered village.

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Making Modhera the country's first round-the-clock solar-powered village involved developing a ground-mounted solar power plant and more than 1,300 rooftop solar systems on residential and government buildings, a government release said.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone and dedicated multiple projects worth over 3,900 crore in Modhera, Mehsana in Gujarat.

He also visited Modheshwari Mata Temple in Modhera, performed darshan and pooja.

Assembly elections in the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat are scheduled to be held by the end of this year.

With PTI inputs.

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Published: 09 Oct 2022, 07:18 PM IST
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