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India’s First Solar City Inaugurated in Sanchi

Published on September 07, 2023
Current Context: Sanchi is a World Heritage Site that is famous for its ancient Buddhist monuments, especially the Sanchi Stupa. It is located in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India.
India’s First Solar City Inaugurated in Sanchi
  • Sanchi has become India’s first solar city, which means that it produces more energy from solar power than it consumes from conventional sources.This is a remarkable achievement for a town that has a history of over 2,000 years.
  • The solar city project in Sanchi was launched by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on September 6, 2023.
  • It consists of a 3 MW solar plant near the Sanchi Stupa, which meets the electricity needs of the town, and another 5 MW solar plant in Gulgaon, which supplies power to the agricultural sector.
  • The project will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 13,747 tonnes, which is equivalent to planting over 2,38,000 tree.


Q.1 What is the name of the World Heritage Site that is located in Sanchi?
a. Ajanta Caves
b. Hampi
c. Sanchi Stupa
d. Khajuraho
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