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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to Dhordo in Kutch, Gujarat, on December 15, 2020,and lay the foundation of several development projects in the State. These projects include a desalination plant, a hybrid renewable energy park, and a fully automated milk processing and packing plant. Chief Minister of Gujarat will be present on the occasion. The Prime Minister will also undertake a visit to the White Rann and then   witness a cultural programme.

Harnessing its vast coastline, Gujarat is taking a significant step towards transforming seawater into potable drinking water with the upcoming Desalination Plant at Mandvi, Kutch. This Desalination Plant, with 10 crore litre per day capacity (100 MLD), will strengthen water security in Gujarat by complementing Narmada Grid, Sauni network, and treated waste water infrastructure. It will be an important milestone for sustainable and affordable water resource harvesting in the country.

Nearly 8 lakh people across the regions of Mundra, Lakhpat, Abdasa, and Nakhatrana talukas, will receive desalinated water from this plant, which will also help in sharing the surplus with upstream districts of Bhachau, Rapar, and Gandhidham. It is one of the five upcoming desalination plants in Gujarat besides those at Dahej (100 MLD), Dwarka (70 MLD), Ghogha Bhavnagar (70 MLD), and Gir Somnath (30 MLD), according to a PIB release.

The Hybrid Renewable Energy Park near Vighakot village in the district of Kutch in Gujarat will be the country’s largest renewable energy generation park. It will lead to the generation of renewable energy to the tune of 30 GW. Spread over 72,600 hectare, the park will have a dedicated hybrid park zone for wind and solar energy storage as well as exclusive zone for wind park activities.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of a fully automated milk processing and packing plant at Sarhad Dairy Anjar, Kutch. The plant will cost Rs 121 Crore and will have the capacity to process 2 lakh litres of milk per day.