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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday met Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and RK Singh. He was on a day visit to Delhi.


His visit to the national capital was very productive as the development of the state was discussed, said Chouhan.

Chouhan met Union Power Minister RK Singh and discussed modernisation and the use of new technology in the state’s power sector.

“We will modernise the entire electricity system in Madhya Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis is on green energy, and our state is rapidly moving towards solar energy. A 750 MW solar plant is functional in Rewa and a floating solar plant is being set up at Omkareshwar,” Chouhan said.

It has been decided to modernise the energy sector using new technology under RDSS. “The Central government will bear 60 % cost and 40 % will be borne by the power companies,” he added.

Chouhan met Gadkari and discussed various road and highway-related projects. The meeting between the two leaders lasted for more than two-and-a-half hours.

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Addressing media persons after the meeting, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said: “We had discussions over the various road and highway-related projects, specifically Narmada Pragati Path. An industrial cluster developing township will be developed on both sides of the road. This will be the base for the economic development of the state.”

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