India’s first carbon-neutral panchayat – Palli in Jammu

Current Affairs

  • Palli village from the Jammu becomes the country’s first panchayat that is 100% carbon neutral, fully powered by solar energy.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 500 KW solar plant at the country’s first carbon-neutral panchayat.
  • PM said that Palli village is an example of the slogan ‘sab ka prayas’ (Everyone’s efforts).
  • 1,500 solar panels were put up in a total area of 6,408 square meters.
  • This project will provide clean electricity to 340 houses.
  • It comes under the central government’s ‘Gram Urja Swaraj’ program.

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