November 27, 2020 | 5:14 AM IST
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PM Modi dedicates Asia’s largest solar power project in Rewa to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 750 MW Solar Power plant Project in Rewa Madhya Pradesh, to the nation on Friday by inaugurating it through video conferencing. The plant, which is spread on nearly 1600 acres, is a joint venture of the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL),  Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh UrjaVikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN).

During the inaugural session, the PM said, “Today, Rewa has really scripted history. Rewa is identified with the name of mother Narmada and the white tiger. Now, the name of Asia’s largest solar power project has also been added to it. The solar energy is going to be a major medium of energy needs not only today but in the 21st century. Because solar energy is sure, pure and secure.”

He said that the plant was a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliance) campaign and added, “When we talk about self-reliance and progress, the economy is an important aspect. Policymakers from all over the world have been in dilemma for years whether to think about the economy or environment.”

He added that the plant has brought India among the top 5 nations in terms of solar energy.

As per the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Rewa’s solar power project consists of three generating units, each having a capacity of 250 MW and each unit is located on a 500 hectare plot of land within the Solar Park.

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