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MP’s First Solar City: Sanchi, UNESCO Heritage Site

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 06-02-2024
MP’s First Solar City: Sanchi, UNESCO Heritage Site Madhya Pradesh 2 min read

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that wonderful efforts have been made to conserve solar energy in Sanchi of Raisen district. Sanchi is the first solar city of Madhya Pradesh.

Sanchi is a city that is situated on the Tropic of Cancer and is ideal for soaking the sun's energy. Principal Secretary (energy and renewable energy) Sanjay Dubey said that the work of developing Sanchi as a solar city is complete.

The plan includes rooftop solar panels, solar parks, and wind energy, among other projects. Two solar stations of 5 megawatts (Mw) and 3 Mw capacity are established in the town. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ensured that this project will bring electricity to every house in the city of Sanchi. 

About Sanchi

  • Sanchi lies in an upland plateau region, just west of the Betwa River and about 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Vidisha. 
  • On a flat-topped sandstone hill that rises some 300 feet (90 metres) above the surrounding country stands India’s best-preserved group of Buddhist monuments, collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1989.
  • It was originally commissioned by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE. 
  • There are 40 World Heritage Properties in India out of which 32 are Cultural Properties and 7 Natural and 1 Mixed Properties
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