Country’s first solar city, Sanch, Madhya Pradesh has been inaugurated by state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on 6 September 2023.
- Sanchi Solar City is expected to annually reduce approximately 13,747 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to more than 2 lakh adult trees. It will also result in an annual saving of more than 7 crore rupees in energy-related expenses for the government and citizens.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target to develop a solar city in every state of India by 2070, aligning with the national goal for sustainable energy.
- Efforts have been made to attract tourism to Sanchi by reducing environmental pollution through the implementation of eco-friendly facilities.
- The city has introduced battery-operated e-rickshaws and garbage vehicles, contributing to eco-friendly transportation. Additionally, e-vehicle charging stations have been installed to promote electric vehicle usage.
Q.: What is the name of the country’s first solar city inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh?
a) Indore solar gram
b) Bhopal, Sun city
c) Gwalior, Sun roof
d) Sanchi Solar City
Ans : d) Sanchi Solar City