PM Narendra Modi, French President launch Solar Plant at Mirzapur


Mirzapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday inaugurated 101 megawatt solar power plant at Dadar Kala village in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh.

This is the largest solar projects in the country set up by French company ENGIE. The company was awarded the project in 2016 with the cost of Rs. 680 crore. More in this report:

The unveiling of the inaugural plaque of 101 megawatt solar power plant at Mirzapur breathing fresh energy into India-France ties.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron flashing the victory sign.

A small step towards conquering the challenge of global warming, this plant has been built by a French company.

The two leaders were washed in the colours of Varanasi, wearing Chunaris bearing the blessing of Maa Vindhyavasini’s…a symbol of Shakti. This solar plant will be a blessing for nearly 1 lakh households

The Solar Plant of 101 mega watt built at a cost of Rs. 650 crore at Mirzapur’s Dadar Kalan village.

This plant is spread over 328 acres and is connected to the Jigna power plant’s grid.

Currently, 75 mega watt electricity is being generated. India is generating 20 GW of energy from solar power with an aim to scale this up to 100 GW by 2022.

On 30th November 2015, France and India announced theInternational Solar Alliance at United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The idea is to reduce dependence on traditional sources of energy.

121 countries lying between tropic of cancer and Capricorn are solar rich nations. Of these 61 have so far joined the Alliance.

Both India and France are spear heading this solar revolution. And the Mirzapur Plant is an example of the partnership in action.