PM Modi Inaugurated a 500 KW Solar Power Plant at Palli, Jammu & Kashmir

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 500 KW solar power plant at Palli that was constructed at ₹2.75 crores in a record time of nearly three weeks. Palli village is located in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the country’s first panchayat to become a carbon-neutral solarvillage.

Other than this, ₹20,000 crores worth few Projects related to connectivity and electricity have also been inaugurated. These projects were inaugurated by the PM on his first visit to the Union Territory after Article 370 was scrapped by the Union government in 2019.

In the inaugural function, the Prime Minister congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir who were involved in the development works of the solar project.

The inaugurated 500 KW solar projects were developed under the Union government’s ‘Gram Urja Swaraj’ programme. The infrastructure contains 1,500 solar panels put up in a total area of 6,408 square meters which can provide clean electricity to 340 houses in the model panchayat. The village’s daily requirement of 2,000 units was acquired from the local power grid station.

A scheme called ‘Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ (RGSA) was launched in 2018 to develop and strengthen the Panchayati Raj System across India in rural areas.

   Important points for the exam:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 500 KW solar power plant at Palli in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • This is the country’s first panchayat to become a carbon-neutral solar village.
  • The solar project was developed under the Union government’s ‘Gram Urja Swaraj’ programme.
  • The 1,500 solar panels installed in this project can generate electricity according to the daily requirement of 2,000 units.

   Facts to know:

  • Dachigam National Park is located in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • The largest lake in Jammu and Kashmir: Lake Wular.
  • SBI opened a floating ATM in Dal lake.
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