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Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, while dedicating the 765K.V. transformer to the nation at AREVA plant Vadodara today, has said that the encouraging Solar Energy policies of Gujarat have attracted global investors. Gujarat is on every investor's radar. Gujarat is all set to emerge as the Global Solar Energy Hub, added CM.

Efficiency is the cliché of the course. Gujarat, today, crossed one more milestone when Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated India's first 765 KV Capacity Transformer to the Nation. Chief Minister observed that it is offering a great boost to country's transmission infrastructure. The high-capacity transformer, first of its kind, is built by AREVA at their Vadodara factory.

Chief Minister announced that Government of Gujarat has entered in to a deal with Clinton Foundation, under which the biggest Solar Energy Park is being set-up in the Kachchha-desert, having installed power generation capacity of about 3000 M.W.

Referring to the disappointing national energy scenario, however, most of the States are facing severe energy crisis. Where as Gujarat is the only power surplus State in the country. The recent feat by AREVA would not only satisfy the immediate needs of transmission grid, but it would also satisfy the future needs of T.N.G networks confirming global standard. India being the fastest growing economy is in direct competition with China. For surpassing China, India has concentrate on power production, added CM.

The power-generation companies and electricity boards of various States are incurring huge losses. Gujarat is the shining exception; it has successfully converted losses to the tunes of Rs.2500 crores in to the profits of Rs. 400 Crores. Chief Minister, on the occasion, detailed the success of Jyotigram Scheme and its positive socio-economic impacts. Under Jyotigram, the feeders have been segregated, for industries and agriculture. Now, all the 18000 villages are getting un- interrupted quality electricity-supply.

Criticizing Non-Proliferation Nuclear Treaty with America, Shri Modi observed that any disaster in our nuclear Power Station may cause chaotic situation.

Reiterating his commitment to inclusive and equitable growth, Chief Minister outlined State's initiatives that are aimed to strike an ideal balance among agriculture, industry and service sector. By every yardstick, the strides achieved by the State during the last decade are impressive one.

Earlier, delivering welcome address, CEO Shri Karim was full of praise for CM's dynamic leadership, under which state has made rapid strides in various sectors. The red-tape is slashed in a true sense; Hassle free environment attracts capital investors to Gujarat, he added.

Eminent leaders, Power Sectors tycoons were among others who attended the function.

Information Bureau, Government of Gujarat

 
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