India is setting a foundation for the world’s largest hybrid renewable energy ‘Megapark’, which will produce a massive 30 gigawatts of electricity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Dhordo in Kutch, Gujarat on Tuesday 15th December 2020 to lay the foundation stone of several development projects in the State. The project of a hybrid renewable energy park is included with other projects of the desalination plant and a fully automated milk processing and packing plant.
The Hybrid Renewable Energy Park will be built near the Vighakot village in the district of Kutch in Gujarat and spread over 72,600 hectares (180,000 acres) of land. The park will have a dedicated hybrid park zone for wind and solar energy storage, as well as an exclusive zone for wind park activities.
With the upcoming Desalination Plant at Mandvi-Kutch, Gujarat is taking a significant step towards transforming seawater to potable drinking water by harnessing its vast coastline area. The capacity of this desalination plant will be 26.4 million gallons (100 million liters) of water every day, which will help approximately 800,000 people living in the dry region.
He has also laid the foundation stone of a fully automated milk processing and packing plant at Sarhad Dairy Anjar, Kutch. The cost of the plant will be around Rs 121 Crore and will have the capacity to process 2 Lakh Litres of milk per day.
India is planning to generate 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022, and 450 GW by 2030. This Hybrid Renewable Energy megapark is certainly a step in that direction. On top of this, India- the world’s 2nd-most populous country also aims to bring down its carbon dioxide emissions by 50 million tons every year.
Source: Narendra Modi