REWA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated Asia’s largest 750 MW solar power plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, via video conferencing.
“Today, Rewa has really created history. This place has been identified with mother Narmada and white tiger. Now the name of Asia’s largest solar power project has also been attached to it,” the prime minister said.
“With this solar power project, the people of Madhya Pradesh and the industries set up here will not only get electricity, but even the metro rail in Delhi will get benefits from it. Apart from Rewa, similar work is underway at Shajapur, Neemuch and Chhatarpur,” the prime minister added.
“When all these projects are ready, Madhya Pradesh will definitely become a hub of cheap and clean electricity. The biggest benefit of this project will be to the poor, middle-class families, farmers and tribals of the state,” he said.
Modi said that solar energy is the pure form of energy and would help the country towards achieving atmanirbharta (self-reliance). “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. It is sure because the sun would shine throughout the world; it is secure because solar energy rather than polluting the environment, helps in replenishing it and it is secure because it is a testimony and inspiration towards atmanirbharta,” the prime minister said in his address, via video-conferencing.