PM Modi to meet farmers in Kutch, lay foundation stone of world’s largest hybrid renewable energy park

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to lay the foundations stones for several projects in Gujarat’s Kutch today. According to a government release, the prime minister will also interact with farmers and artisans from the tent city of Dhordo in the district and will virtually lay the foundation stones for the world’s largest hybrid renewable energy park at Khavda. Along with this, the foundation stone of a desalination plant in Mandvi along the Arabian Sea coast will also be laid in the afternoon, in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
The 30,000 MW hybrid renewable energy park will be the world’s largest with both windmills and solar panels being set up to generate power, the release said.
Prime Minister Modi will also perform a virtual ground-breaking ceremony for four other desalination plants to be set up in Kutch and Saurashtra regions. They will come up at Gundiyali in Kutch, Gandhvi in Devbhumi Dwarka, Ghogha in Bhavnagar, and Sutrapada in Somnath, said the release.
He will perform an online ground-breaking ceremony for a 2-lakh litre capacity milk chilling plant being set up by the Kutch District Cooperative Milk Producers Union, or Sarhad Dairy, between Anjar and Bhachau in the district.Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Rs 129-crore fully automated dairy plant under the Centre’s Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, the release said.
As the then CM, Modi had set up the district’s first dairy plant with 2 lakh litre processing capacity in 2013-14.
Earlier, milk from the plant was carried to the Amul plant at Gandhinagar for processing. With the new plant, another 2 lakh litre milk and buttermilk will be processed and sold in Kutch under the Amul brand, said the release.
Thereafter, the prime minister will interact with farmers, including Punjabi peasants cultivating their lands in Kutch district, it said. He will also interact with Kutchi artisans, and review a memorial park being built in Bhuj in memory of the 2001 earthquake victims. The PM is scheduled to return to New Delhi late in the evening, the release said.

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