PM Modi, French President Macron inaugurate UP's largest solar power plant in Mirzapur

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 12, 2018, 06:53 AM(IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Mirzapur to inaugurate a solar power plant. Photograph:( ANI )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday inaugurated the 75 MW solar power plant in Mirzapur. 

The largest solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh has been built in collaboration with French solar power giant Engie Solar at Dadar Kala, some 25 kms from Mirzapur under the International Solar Alliance (ISA) programme.

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The two leaders will take a boat ride from Assi to Dashaswamedh Ghat. 

They will also visit the Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul in Bada Lalpur, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts, and hold an interaction with artisans and view a live demonstration of their crafts.

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Following the boat ride, Modi and Macron will flag off a train between Maduadih Railway Station in Varanasi, and Patna. 

On Sunday, India and France co-hosted the first summit of the International Solar Alliance.

Macron, who is on a four-day visit to India, arrived in Varanasi on Monday, where he was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. 

Meanwhile, on Saturday, India and France had inked 14 pacts, including in key areas of defence, nuclear energy and protection of classified information besides resolving to boost cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

During a joint press conference, PM Modi asserted that the synergy between the two sides was from land to sky.
 

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