PM Modi inaugurates Energy Parks, Desalination Plant, Milk Plant in Gujarat

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Dhordo in Kutch, Gujarat on Tuesday, December. During the  day-long tour, PM Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of several development projects. These projects include a desalination plant, a hybrid renewable energy park, and a fully automated milk processing and packing plant.  

PM Modi, who will be accompanied by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, will also visit to the White Rann. The PM is scheduled to witnessing a cultural programme later in the evening.

All you need to know

  • Harnessing its vast coastline, Gujarat is taking a significant step towards transforming seawater to potable drinking water with the upcoming Desalination Plant at Mandvi, Kutch. 
  • This desalination plant, with 10 crore litre per day capacity (100 MLD), will strengthen water security in Gujarat by complementing Narmada Grid, Sauni network and treated waste water infrastructure.
  • It will be 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, a statement from PMO said.
  • 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 exclusive zone for wind park activities.
  •  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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