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PM Modi in Varanasi: 'Our aim is to give homes to 8 lakh families in Uttar Pradesh, I appreciate CM Yogi's efforts'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday jointly inaugurated 101 megawatt solar power plant at Dadar Kala village in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 12, 2018 18:38 IST ]
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday jointly inaugurated 101 megawatt solar power plant at Dadar Kala village in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh.

It is one of the largest solar projects in the country and has been set up by French company ENGIE. The company was awarded the project in 2016 with the cost of Rs. 680 crore. 

Solar Energy Corporation of India has signed Power purchase agreement for 25 years with the company. 157 million Unit Power will be produced per year from the project and about one Lakh houses are likely to be served from this clean Power project. Commercial production will begin from next month. 

UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister of Renewable Energy RK Singh, UP Finance Minister Rajesh Agrawal Renewable Energy Minister Brajesh Pathak and Union Minister of Health Anupriya Patel were present on the occasion. 

Before inaugurating the plant both leaders visited several panels and inquired in detail about the project. 

After the function, Modi and French President Macron returned to Varanasi.

As it happened:

5:55 pm: I went to a unique programme in Varanasi- a Kachra Mahotsav. Such festivals are vital to spread awareness on cleanliness: PM Modi

5:53 pm: I would like to appreciate the efforts of the Yogi Adityanath led UP Government in the housing sector and to ensure that more people get access to housing facilities: PM Modi

Watch video: PM Modi address public rally in Varanasi

5:50 pm: A rail service that connects Kashi and Patna has been launched, says PM Modi

5:45 pm: I am happy to be in Kashi and inaugurate development projects that will benefit the citizens, says PM Modi

5:42 pm: The people of Kashi extended a very warm welcome to French President, says PM Modi

5:40 pm: PM Modi addresses public rally in Varanasi

02:25 pm: 

02:20 pm: PM Modi and French President Maron reach Assi Ghat in Varanasi

01:32 pm: 

01:27 pm: 

01:10 pm: 

11:52 am: 

11:50 am: PM Narendra Modi, French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurate UP's biggest solar power plant in Mirzapur district. 

10:52 am: French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Varanasi

10:30 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives at Lal Bahadur Shastri International airport 

10:10 am: 

09:21 am: 

(With PTI Inputs)

Watch video: Preparations in full-swing for Narendra Modi and Emmanuel Macron's Varanasi visit

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