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The board of World Bank has approved a $625-million loan to support the Centre’s programme to generate electricity from rooftop solar power plants. The Bank also approved a co-financing loan of $120 million on concessional terms and a $5-million grant from the Climate Investment Fund’s Clean Technology Fund, the global development bank.

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Kerala government is testing and plans to soon launch solar powered boats on it’s popular backwaters destination to make the state a greener state. Known as God’s own land, Kerala is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and according to a recent survey has proved to be the top destination for family vacations. 

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The three-day expo conducted in the capital received an overwhelming response and was concluded with Smart Cities India 2016 Awards. 2nd Smart Cities India 2016 expo was inaugurated by Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Government of India, and Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Power, Coal, and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India. 

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