India has emerged as the most attractive global market for clean energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Launching a 750 MW solar project in Rewa in Madhya Pradesh through video-conferencing, Modi also said the state will emerge as a major hub for clean and cheap power in the country.
“Solar energy is sure, pure and secure and the country is now among the top five solar power producers in the world,” he said. The Rewa solar power plant will not only supply power to Madhya Pradesh, but also to the Delhi Metro, Modi said.
Modi said self-reliance in electricity is integral for ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, adding solar energy will play an integral part in achieving this objective.
The world is in a dilemma on whether to focus on the environment or focus on the economy, Modi said.
He said solar energy is sure, pure, and secure. “It is sure because the sun would shine throughout the world; it is secure because solar energy rather than polluting environment, helps replenish it,” he said.
“Today, Rewa has scripted history. Rewa is identified with the name of mother Narmada and the white tiger. Now, the name of Asias largest solar power project has also been added to it,” he said.