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Today will see the lighting up of India’s first solar-powered hamlet; 3,900 crores was spent.

ByJosh Taylor

Oct 9, 2022

On October 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will declare Modhera, a village in Gujarat’s Mehsana district well-known for its Sun Temple, as India’s first solar-powered village, marking a significant step toward the widespread use of renewable energy.

Along the Pushpavati River in Modhera is where you may find the Sun Temple. Around 1026–1027, Bhima–1 of the Chalukya dynasty constructed it.

PM Modi will launch and lay the cornerstone for numerous projects in Modhera in Mehsana on October 9 at around 5:30 p.m. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, this will be followed by Darshan and Pooja at the Modheshwari Mata Temple at roughly 6:45 pm, and then a trip to Surya Mandir at 7:30 pm (PMO).

The Gujarat government announced in a series of tweets that more than 1,000 solar panels have been installed on village homes, giving the residents access to electricity every day.
The Gujarat government asserts that it has ensured the sustainable implementation of several welfare projects in Gujarat in line with the Prime Minister’s objective of increasing the usage of renewable energy in India.

A 3-D theatre will open at the acclaimed historical landmark Sun Temple in Modhera on October 9. PM Modi will dedicate the solar-powered 3-D exhibit that will educate visitors about the history of Modhera, according to the Gujarat government.

The temple grounds now have historical lighting thanks to the rebuilding. Visitors can view the lighting at the temple between the hours of 6 and 10 pm. The 3-D projector will be in use each night.

At a public ceremony in Modhera, Prime Minister Modi will dedicate to the nation and formally lay the foundation stone for projects totaling more than 3,900 crores. The first hamlet in India to have continuous solar power will be Modhera.

It required establishing a ground-mounted solar power plant as well as more than 1300 rooftop solar systems on homes and government structures that were all connected to battery energy storage devices (BESS). The project will show how India’s expertise in renewable energy can help the country’s poorest citizens.

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