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PM to lay foundation stone of development projects in Kutch on Tuesday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to Dhordo in Kutch, Gujarat, on December 15 and lay the foundation stone of several development projects.

These projects include a desalination plant, a hybrid renewable energy park, and a fully automated milk processing and packing plant. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be present on occasion, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a Sunday statement.

The Prime Minister will also visit the White Rann, followed by witnessing a cultural program.

Harnessing its vast coastline, Gujarat is taking a significant step towards transforming seawater to potable drinking water with the upcoming Desalination Plant at Mandvi, Kutch.

This Desalination Plant, with a ten crore liter per day capacity (100 MLD), will strengthen water security in Gujarat by complementing Narmada Grid, Sauni network, and treated wastewater infrastructure. It will be an essential milestone for sustainable and affordable water resource harvesting in the country. Nearly 8 lakh people across the regions of Mundra, Lakhpat, Abdasa, and Nakhatrana talukas will receive desalinated water from this plant, which will also help in sharing the surplus to upstream districts of Bhachau, Rapar, and Gandhidham.

It is one of the five upcoming desalination plants in Gujarat besides those at Dahej (100 MLD), Dwarka (70 MLD), Ghogha Bhavnagar (70 MLD), and Gir Somnath (30 MLD).

The Hybrid Renewable Energy Park near Vighakot village in Kutch’s district in Gujarat will be the country’s largest renewable energy generation park. It will lead to the generation of renewable energy to the tune of 30 GW. Spread over 72,600 hectares of land, the park will have a dedicated hybrid park zone for wind and solar energy storage and an exclusive zone for wind park activities.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of a fully automated milk processing and packing plant at Sarhad Dairy Anjar, Kutch. The plant will cost Rs 121 crore and will have the capacity to process 2 lakh liters of milk per day.

 

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