Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated Asia’s largest Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project in Rewa at Madhya Pradesh. The project will not only help the state but the entire world as a secure foundation for a clean environment.
Inaugurating the largest Solar Power project, the Prime Minister said that it will reduce emission equivalent to approximately 15 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide every year. The PM dedicated the 750-megawatt ultra mega solar power plant to the nation through video conferencing.
He said that the solar energy is going to be a major medium of energy which needs not only today but in the 21st century because solar energy is sure, pure and secure.
He further stated that Rewa has really scripted history today adding that it has been 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 PM added.
“I congratulate the people of Rewa and Madhya Pradesh and give them my best wishes. This solar plant of Rewa will help in making this entire area a big centre of energy in this decade,” he added.
The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture of state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (MPUVNL), comprises three solar generating units of 250MW each located on a 500-hectare plot of land inside a solar park with a total area of 1500 hectare.
“As we are launching large projects of renewable energy, we are also making sure that our determination towards clean energy is seen in every aspect of life. We are trying that its benefits reach every corner of the country, every section of society, every citizen,” he added.
The way India’s is utilising solar power, it is going to be discussed further and is being considered as the most attractive market of clean energy.
Central financial assistance of Rs 138 crore has been provided to RUMSL for the development of the park.