Bhopal, April 18: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that solar energy is the energy of the future. Chouhan was speaking on the occasion of Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Project Agreement today. Union Minister of State for Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal said that Rewa Project has been accepted as the ideal standard of solar energy in the country.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state will be the leading state in the field of solar energy. Renewable energy is the energy of the future and work is being undertaken in this sector speedily. Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Project is paving new ways for solar energy production and use. He said that road, electricity and water are basic necessities for development. State government has chosen the road to development with responsibility so that the question of existence does not arise with the future generations.
Chouhan said that the country has got a visionary leader in the form of PM Modi who has become an icon of the world. Madhya Pradesh is committed and will leave no stone unturned in fulfilling its dream target of one lakh M.W. Solar energy. On Rewa Project getting the minimum rate of solar energy in the country he said that this is the result of efforts put in with firm resolve, strong will, transparent process and honest intentions.
Terming the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project as an example for the country, Union Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal said that the project has been accepted as an ideal standard in the country. Despite surplus availability of power, the initiative of the state in the field of Solar Energy is proof of the farsightedness of the state towards new and renewable energy and its sensitivity towards the environment.
He said that by obtaining minimum rate of solar energy in the country, the state has shown that by decisive leadership, participation, result-oriented efforts, farsighted procedure, scheduled task, financial innovation, technique and honest intentions unimaginable targets and results can be obtained. He said that the country is progressing fast in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Meanwhile, the availability of renewable energy has increased more than 370 percent. Today 12,200 MW renewable energy is available in the country compared to 2600 in the year 2014. By the end of 2017, the availability will be 20,000 MW which will be five times the earlier fixed target.