Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone and dedicated various projects worth over Rs 39 billion to the nation in Modhera, Mehsana. The Prime Minister also declared the village of Modhera as India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village. Solarising of the village involved developing a ground-mounted solar power plant and more than 1,300 rooftop solar systems on residential and government buildings, all integrated with battery energy storage systems (BESS). He credited the success in the area of solar energy and electricity coverage to the confidence of the people of Gujarat in the government at the centre and the state
The Prime Minister also pointed out that the solar energy will be used to power house lights, agricultural needs and vehicles in Modhera. He mentioned that unlike earlier where the government would produce electricity and the public would buy it from them, the Central government is now working on policies that will allow people to produce electricity by installing solar panels in their homes and farmers in their fields, as well as by installing solar pumps for irrigation.