According to an official, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, has asked authorities to hasten work on building Sanchi, a world heritage place in Raisen district, the state’s first solar city.
Chouhan issued the directions on Tuesday after examining the status of the work being done by the new and renewable energy department, according to a public relations officer.
Under the Sanchi Solar City Scheme, an off-grid solar plant will power 12 technical institutes, while Anganwadi centres will also be illuminated with solar energy and a 6,000 KV solar system will be erected in the city.
The source also informed that the solar system would be conjoined to all agricultural, residential and industrial sectors.
According to him, the action would lower the charges of electricity bills and subsidies, effectively control pollution, and provide a boost to the local economy, in addition to increasing the city’s tourism value.
The official also stated that a 20-acre plot of land in Nagori village has been selected by authorities for the installation of a ground-mounted solar system to create renewable energy.
The chief minister has also instructed to conclude the work of establishing a floating solar energy plant in Omkareshwar town in Khandwa district within one and a half years.