Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron inaugurate Mirzapur solar power plant, enjoy boat ride on the Ganga in Varanasi [Photos]
Narendra Modi and Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the biggest solar power plant of Uttar Pradesh and took in the cultural sites and activities of Varanasi.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who is on a four-day visit to India, inaugurated a solar plant in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur on Monday. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally received the French president, who arrived at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi by a special plane. Modi and Macron then travelled to Mirzapur where they inaugurated the 75MW solar plant. PTI
The power plant has been built at a cost of Rs 650 crore in Dadarkala over a stretch of 380 acres in the Vindhya mountain range. The plant has 1.18 lakh solar panels and the power produced from here will be transmitted to the Jigna Power sub-station of the power corporation. PTI
Officials of the plant informed Modi and Macron that the generation of power will begin with the first sun rays and the plant will shut down with sunset. The plant has 3,18,650 solar plates with each plate having a generation capacity of 315 watts. PTI
Macron, who had spent time at the Taj Mahal with his wife Brigitte on Sunday, was given a traditional welcome with the showering of flower petals, a shehnai recital and chanting of mantras before he took a decked-up boat which ferried him, Modi and Yogi Adityanath between Assi and Dashwamedh ghats. PTI