Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat today to lay foundation stones for several development projects in the state. These projects include world’s biggest Renewable Energy Park, being set up close to Indo Pak border, near Khavda village in Kutch district, a desalination plant, a fully automated milk processing of Sarhad dairy and a packing plant.
Gujarat Tourism Minister Vasanbhai Ahir has said that Hybrid Renewable Energy Park will produce 30 Giga watt solar and wind energy on a vast expanse of waste land situated beyond India bridge from Khavda village to Vighakot, where civilian access is not permitted and area is controlled by BSF and Indian Army. He further said that Gujarat government has allotted huge parcel of barren land for this world class, one of its kind, green energy project.
Green energy generating corporates from private and public sector are being given land allotment to establish solar photovoltaic panels and wind mills. Power Grid Corporation of India would be the nodal agency to channelize electricity generated here in to power grid.
The PM will also lay foundation stone virtually for a desalination plant coming up at Gundiyali village near Mandvi in Kutch dist. This plant aims to convert sea water for potable purposes for a population 8 lakh of 300 villages.
Mr Ahir also said that the desalination plant assumes great importance for Kutch peninsula which is perennial rain-deficit area with no other source of water.
Prime Minister Modi will also lay foundation stone, virtually, for 130 crore rupees milk processing plant of Sarhad dairy, an apex dairy cooperative entity. This massive 2 lakh liter per day milk processing and packaging facility will come up under Rashtriya Kisan Vikas Yojna.
Mr Ahir also informed that the Prime Minister will also interact with people from different walks of rural life in a tent city area in Dhordo village in white desert.