Konark Sun Temple
Konark Sun Temple. Image credit: New Indian Express

Konark Sun Temple along with the Konark city would be solarised, informed the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Minister of State, Power and MNRE RK Singh informed about this extravagant project of the Central government.

Speaking about the scheme he said, “The scheme has been launched by the Centre with the aim of developing Konark as Surya Nagri.”

“This scheme is a way to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s vision,” Singh further added.

“This scheme will convey the message of synergy between the modern use of solar energy and the ancient Sun Temple,” he further said.

“The scheme will also further spread the message on the importance of promoting solar energy,” Singh added.

As stated in the project report, the scheme envisages setting up of 10 MW grid-connected solar project and various solar off-grid applications.

Some of these solar applications are solar trees, solar drinking water kiosks, and off-grid solar power plants with battery storage.

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