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Village Palli: India’s 1st carbon-neutral panchayat in J&K

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated a 500 KV solar plant to the nation in the unassuming hamlet of Palli in Jammu and Kashmir’s border region of Samba making it the country’s first ‘carbon neutral panchayat.’

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KEY POINTS:

  • Palli, according to the Prime Minister, has showed the country the way by becoming carbon neutral.
  • Palli residents have assisted with the project. They’ve also fed those who are working on the project.
  • Officials added that under the national government’s ‘Gram Urja Swaraj’ programme, 1,500 solar panels with a total area of 6,408 square metres will provide clean electricity to 340 homes in the model panchayat.
  • As India’s first carbon-neutral solar village, the village has made history.
  • Officials said the project was finished in record time for a cost of 2.75 crore. The electricity generated will be distributed to the village through the local power grid station, which has a daily need of 2,000 units.

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