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Jharkhand uses solar power despite having surplus coal

Jharkhand is known to have vast reserves of coal. Yet,the state opting for solar power to generate electricity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Jharkhand could show a path to the world to a cleaner environment.

The Khuti district courts in Jharkhand will be the first such courts to be lighted by solar power in India. Modi also appealed the people to use LED bulbs to reduce power bills. Modi also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries.

Modi inaugurates solar power project in Jharkhand

Modi in his speech said after inaugurating the project at the Khuti district courts in Jharkhand, “I am feeling elated after inaugurating a 180-kW rooftop solar power project in Khuti district. Today is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and a reason for me to arrive here to inaugurate the solar power project as Gandhi-ji believed in green and clean environment.”

“Solar power will expedite delivery of justice in the Khuti court. A few years ago, during a judges conference, a judge cited lack of power in courtrooms for the slow justice delivery system,” he quoted.

“I attended the United Nations meeting, where the world leaders were concerned about environment, global warming and rising sea levels. Our ancestors never taught us to harm the environment but for the sake of humanity, India is ready to contribute for clean environment,” Prime Minister said in his speech.

“Today, we are observing the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri . Mahatma Gandhi was very close to environment. Shastri-ji took his last breath in Tashkent (in erstwhile USSR). I had an opportunity to unveil his statue in Tashkent. The country remembers his contribution to the 1965 India-Pakistan war. The country recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the war,” Modi said in his speech while visiting Jharkhand.

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