Bhopal. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Bhopal Municipal Corporation has given a message to the country in the field of environment and use of alternative energy. Madhya Pradesh (madhya pradesh) will neither remain sick nor remain poor. He said that now residents of Bhopal should take a pledge to become number 1 in cleanliness. Madhya Pradesh will grow rapidly in every field. Solar City is being built in Sanchi. Preparations have been made to provide electricity to every house through solar energy. It is necessary that initiative should be taken in this direction in Bhopal as well. Let us all together make the capital Bhopal a solar energy city. The contract to build the two captive projects is exemplary and wonderful.
Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing the virtual inauguration of 21 MW solar power and 15 MW wind power projects and contract execution program between Municipal Corporation Bhopal and solar power and wind power companies at Kushabhau Thackeray Auditorium on Monday evening. The contract was executed in the presence of the Chief Minister and other public representatives.
The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resolved to use alternative energy sources. The resolution of the Prime Minister is being realized in Madhya Pradesh. Today, this agreement signed in the interest of Bhopal city is a wonderful initiative. For this, Municipal Corporation Bhopal and Urban Development and Housing Department deserve congratulations.
Emphasis on the use of alternative energy sources in the state
He said that solar energy based project was started in Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. Today there is a need to reduce the use of fossil fuel. Madhya Pradesh has taken many initiatives in this direction. After Rewa’s solar power project, projects were also started at Neemuch, Shajapur and other places. Now preparations are on to lay solar panels on the surface of the dam in Omkareshwar. Recognizing the dangers of global warming and climate change, the earth has to be made livable. We have to exploit nature, not exploit it. For the last one month, the situation of rain and hailstorm is prevailing. Flood and drought conditions are seen in many places.
The Chief Minister said that Bhopal is the cleanest capital. It can also be recognized as the cleanest city in the country. This also requires joint efforts. He gave information about growth rate, per capita income, agricultural sector and contribution of Madhya Pradesh in the country’s economy. He said that today along with Narmada, Vindhya, Bundelkhand Expressway, the works of Atal Expressway are being done in the state. The Chambal region which was notorious for banditry problem will now be known as Chambal Safari. Tourism is developing. About 20 years ago, the then government had considered it impossible to bring Narmada water to Bhopal. Today, not only Bhopal, many cities of Malwa region are getting benefited from Narmada water.
Urban Development Minister Bhupendra Singh said that according to the instructions of Chief Minister Chouhan, Bhopal is getting a big gift today. This project of solar and wind energy will prove to be a milestone in the field of energy for Bhopal city. Such projects can also be implemented in other municipal corporations and municipalities. Bhopal Municipal Corporation will save Rs 14 crore every year from this project. It will increase further in the coming times. With the will power of Chief Minister Chouhan, the state is achieving remarkable achievements in all the schemes of urban development in the country. Along with this, proper and coordinated development of all the cities is taking place. Today Madhya Pradesh is included in the five leading states of the country. He told that Bhopal Municipal Corporation will get electricity at the same rate for the next 25 years while the electricity rates will increase.
Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said that new dimensions of development have been established under the leadership of Chief Minister Chouhan. Significant work has been done in the field of alternative energy.
Bhopal Mayor Malti Rai said that a lot of electricity is used in the work of water supply. At present Rs 12 crore per month is being spent on electricity. The savings plan for the next 25 years will be implemented through 2 projects. There will be an annual saving of about Rs 14 crore. Solar plants are being installed in all the zonal offices of the Municipal Corporation. With these projects, 60 percent power demand of Municipal Corporation Bhopal will be met.
Initially, the guests were welcomed by presenting a Tulsi plant. Chief Minister Chouhan also released various publications. MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh, MLA Krishna Gaur, former Mayor Alok Sharma, BDA President Krishna Mohan Soni, Municipal Corporation President Kishan Suryavanshi, Rajesh Hingorani, public representative, Principal Secretary Urban Development Neeraj Mandloi were present in the programme.
Notable Aspects of the Projects
These are the first grid connected open access projects to be set up by any urban body in the country.
This is the first hybrid project to be established in Madhya Pradesh, in which solar and wind energy will be used together.
– First renewable project based on power banking regulation.
About 60 percent power demand of Municipal Corporation Bhopal will be met by these projects.
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