Gujarat: PM Modi to lay foundation stone for renewable energy park, desalination plant today

New Delhi: According to a press communication from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to Dhordo in Kutch, Gujarat, today, 15th December, and lay the foundation stone of several development projects in the state. These projects include a desalination plant, a hybrid renewable energy park, and a fully automated milk processing and packing plant. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will also be present on the occasion. Prime Minister Modi will then undertake a visit to the White Rann, followed by witnessing a cultural program.

The PMO said harnessing its vast coastline, Gujarat is taking a step towards transforming seawater to potable drinking water with the upcoming Desalination Plant at Mandvi, Kutch. This Desalination Plant, with a capacity of 10 crore litres per day (100 MLD), is expected to strengthen water security in Gujarat by complementing Narmada Grid, Sauni network, and treated wastewater infrastructure, making it an important milestone for sustainable and affordable water resource harvesting in the country. Nearly 8 lakh people across the regions of Mundra, Lakhpat, Abdasa, and Nakhatrana talukas will receive desalinated water from this plant, which will also help in sharing the surplus to upstream districts of Bhachau, Rapar, and Gandhidham. It is one of the five upcoming desalination plants in Gujarat besides those at Dahej (100 MLD), Dwarka (70 MLD), Ghogha Bhavnagar (70 MLD) and Gir Somnath (30 MLD).

The Hybrid Renewable Energy Park near Vighakot village in the district of Kutch in Gujarat will be the country’s largest renewable energy generation park. It will lead to the generation of renewable energy to the tune of 30 GW. Spread over 72,600 hectares of land, the park will have a dedicated hybrid park zone for wind and solar energy storage, as well as an exclusive zone for wind park activities, the PMO stated.

PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of a fully automated milk processing and packing plant at Sarhad Dairy Anjar, Kutch. The plant will cost Rs. 121 Crore and will have the capacity to process 2 lakh litres of milk per day.

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