The country’s first “solar-powered” village, Modhera in Gujarat’s Mehsana district, was designated as such by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.After the ceremony, Modi addressed a crowd and claimed that while Modhera had formerly witnessed uncountable horrors of all types committed by invaders, it is today developing with modernity while maintaining its historical roots.
Modhera, well-renowned for its Sun Temple, would become known as a solar-powered community, according to him.The prime minister officially opened and set the cornerstone for numerous projects totaling more than Rs 3,900 crore at the Modhera event on the first day of his three-day visit to his home state, where elections are scheduled for December of this year.The solar project, the first of its sort in the nation, carries out the prime minister’s plan to solarize the town of Modhera, known for its sun temple.
According to a government announcement, it entails establishing a ground-mounted solar power plant as well as more than 1,300 rooftop solar systems on private and public buildings that are all linked with a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).”Modhera will always be the first name to come up whenever there is discussion of solar energy. because solar energy powers everything here. It is being attempted to drive buses and other vehicles on solar electricity, whether it is for lighting, farming, or other purposes.
“We must support such initiatives to meet our energy needs if we want India to be self-sufficient in the twenty-first century. The prime minister stated, “I am working day and night to lead the nation in a course that would provide (energy security) for Gujarat, the nation, and our future generation.The Sun Temple at Modhera, which is located on the Pushpavati River’s bank, is well-known. After 1026–1027 CE, during the rule of Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty, the temple was constructed.
Occasionally switching to Gujarati throughout his address, Modi claimed that the solar rooftop project will assist inhabitants of Modhera in earning money by selling excess electricity to power distributors in addition to providing them with free electricity for their needs.Farmers and home owners are now the owners of electrical factories, he claimed.
The prime minister later performed darshan and puja at the goddess Modheshwari temple in Modhera town. Bhupendra Patel, the chief minister of Gujarat, and C R Paatil, the leader of the state’s BJP, were with him.On his walk to the temple, Modi waved to the onlookers who were positioned along both sides of the street.
The prime minister donated a number of projects to the country, including a gauge conversion project, ONGC’s Nandasan geological oil production project, an irrigation canal project, road projects, and the construction of a regional training facility for SPIPA.At Dudhsagar Dairy, he also lay the cornerstone for a new automated milk powder facility, a UHT milk carton plant, the renovation and building of a government hospital in Mehsana, and other projects.