Modhera, a small village in Gujarat, India, has achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the country’s first solar-powered village. The project has received international recognition, with UN Secretary-General António Guterres hailing it as a “reconciliation between humanity and the planet.” The solar project, costing $9.7 million, was financed jointly by the Indian government and the Gujarat government.
Modhera’s residents now have access to a reliable and sustainable source of energy that saves them between 60 to 100 percent on their power bills. This has enabled villagers to engage in income-generating activities and enjoy a better standard of living.
Modhera’s achievement sets an inspiring precedent for other villages and cities worldwide to follow. The project demonstrates that a community can work together with the government to tackle climate change, improve living standards, and protect the environment. The success of the project also highlights the power of renewable energy and its potential to create a brighter, more sustainable future for all.
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