Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan met Union Minister of state for energy R K Singh at his residence in the national capital and urged him to attend the inauguration program.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Asia’s largest 750 MW Rewa ultra mega solar plant in Madhya Pradesh via video conference on July 10, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in Delhi on Sunday.
A state government release also quoted that Chouhan has met Union Minister of state for energy R K Singh at his residence in the national capital and urged him to attend the inauguration program.
The development comes after PM Modi had launched the auction process for 41 coal blocks for commercial mining on June 18, a move that opens India’s coal sector for private players, and termed it a major step in the direction of India achieving self-reliance. However, climate activists and scientists have been urging world leaders to invest in cleaner fuels.
Reacting to this decision, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had said there is no reason for any country to include coal in their COVID-19 recovery plans and investments should instead be made in non-polluting energy sources.