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Palli village in Jammu's Samba district has become the first panchayat in the country to become carbon neutral, which is completely solar powered.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated this 500 kW solar plant to the nation on 24 April, which has been installed in a record time of about three weeks.
The plant has been set up by Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a Government of India Enterprise under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology.
All 1,500 solar panels, installed over a total area of 6,408 square metres, will provide clean electricity to 340 houses of the model panchayat under the Centre's 'Gram Urja Swaraj' programme.
This village has been recorded as the first carbon-neutral solar village in the history of India.
The village is located 17 km away from Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The project has been completed at a cost of Rs 2.75 crore.
This is a major step towards achieving the Glasgow goal.
What is carbon neutrality?
Carbon neutrality refers to the idea that the more carbon dioxide released, the more carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere.
To achieve this goal, every major economic sector must be environmentally friendly.
All countries should boost their economy by replacing coal and gas with renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power plants.
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