This hybrid project will be setup with an investment of approx Rs 1,50,000 crore and is expected to generate lot of job opportunities in the region. The electricity produced will not only be utilized in the state of Gujarat but also be fed into the national grid.
December 15, 2020. By Manu Tayal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled various developmental projects in Gujarat including world’s largest hybrid renewable energy (RE) park, a desalination plant, and a fully automated milk processing and packing plant.
Through video conference, PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of hybrid renewable energy project with 30 GW of capacity, through wind and solar energy generation linked with storage. This renewable energy park will be situated in Kutch near the India-Pakistan border and will spread in around 73,000 hectares of area.
Further, this hybrid project will be setup with an investment of approx Rs 1,50,000 crore and is expected to generate lot of job opportunities in the region. The electricity produced will not only be utilized in the state of Gujarat but also be fed into the national grid.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said one has to keep up with the changing times and embrace global best practices.
He said, today, Kutch has taken a big leap in both new age technology and new age economy. Foundation stone laid for the Renewable Energy Park in Kharera, Desalination plant in Mandvi and the New Automatic plant at Sarhad Dehri in Anjar are going to create new milestones in the development journey of Kutch.
He added that the benefit of these projects would accrue to the tribals, farmers, cattle ranchers and common people of the region. He remarked that today, Kutch is one of the fastest growing regions of the country. The connectivity here is getting better day by day.
The Prime Minister recalled the moment in time when the people of Gujarat had a ‘simple’ demand - to get electricity during dinner time. He said things have changed so much in Gujarat. Today’s youth in Gujarat are not even aware of the earlier days of inconvenience, he said. The Prime Minister recalled that the population in Kutch used to have negative growth. Now that people have stopped going out, the population is thriving as people are coming back .He called upon the researchers and universities to do a case-study on Kutch's four-fold development post the massive earthquake.
He said Gujarat was a pioneer to work on strengthening solar energy capacities. The Prime Minister remarked that Energy security and water security are vital in the 21st century.
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