World heritage site Sanchi, located in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh is all set to become India’s first solar city.
Reviewing the ongoing work, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said: “The use of solar energy is being continuously promoted in the state. Many solar power projects are operational across the state.”
Chouhan said: “The completion of various works to transform Sanchi into a solar city was almost complete and by next month Sanchi, would be known as the country’s first solar city. This would be a special accomplishment and achievement of Madhya Pradesh .”
The Chief Minister mentioned that the state has made great progress in the energy sector and has become self-sufficient in power generation and supply.
“The achievements of Madhya Pradesh in the renewable sector have attracted the attention of the country. The solar city Sanchi would give MP a new identity in this field,” he said.
The Chief Minister also took stock of the work done by the departments of Health and Tribal Affairs, Scheduled Caste Welfare and Backward Classes Welfare as well Anganwadi centers and ensured continuous review of the progress made by them under different government schemes.