Govt alert about damage caused to mountains due to plastic, says PM Modi

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Mandi Himachal Pradesh): Inaugurating several hydroelectric projects in Mandi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the government is working on plastic waste management, but tourists visiting Himachal also have a big responsibility to keep it clean.

Prime Minister Modi said, “Our government is alert about the damage caused by plastic to the mountains. Tourists also have a big responsibility in keeping Himachal clean, free of plastic and other waste.”

He said, “Along with the nation-wide campaign against single-use plastic, our government is also working on plastic waste management. If plastic is not thrown at the right place, it goes into rivers. We need to stop it. need work.”

Earlier, the Prime Minister inaugurated various hydroelectric projects worth Rs 11,000 crore. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the PM laid the foundation stone of the Renukaji Dam project, pending for almost three decades. Six states – Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Delhi – were brought together by the Center to make the project possible, the press release said.

“The 40 MW project will be built at a cost of around Rs 7,000 crore. It will prove to be extremely beneficial for Delhi, which will be able to get about 500 million cubic meters of water supply per year,” the official statement said.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of Luhri Phase 1 Hydroelectric Project. The 210 MW project will be constructed at a cost of over Rs 1,800 crore. This will lead to the generation of more than 750 million units of electricity per year. Modern and reliable grid support will also prove beneficial for the states around the region. PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of Dhaulasiddh Hydro Power Project on Monday.

“This will be the first hydroelectric project in Hamirpur district. The 66 MW project will be built at a cost of over Rs 680 crore. It will generate over 300 million units of electricity per year,” the release said.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Savra-Kuddu Hydroelectric Project. The 111 MW project has been constructed at a cost of about Rs 2,080 crore. This will generate more than 380 million units of electricity per year, and help the state generate revenue of over Rs 120 crore annually. (ANI)

First published:December 27, 2021, 6:04 pm

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