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Fact Check: Is 750MW Rewa solar plant Asia’s Largest?

Yesterday PM Modi inaugurated 750 MW solar power project in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh and claimed it to be Asia’s largest solar power plant. In his virtual inauguration speech and PMO tweet, it is said that “Today Rewa has created history. He said that solar energy is going to be a major medium of energy needs not only today but in the 21st century. Because solar energy is pure, pure and secure.”

“Today, Rewa has scripted history. Rewa is identified with the name of Maa Narmada and the white tiger. Now, the name of Asia’s largest solar power project has also been added to it,” he said.

But PM Modi’s claim that it is Asia’s largest solar plant have not correct as this is not even India largest solar power plant. 

Congress leader DK Shivkumar took on PM Modi on this issue and tweeted “BJP Central Govt is claiming today that it inaugurated Asia’s Largest Solar Plant of 750 MW at Rewa, MP What then is the 2000 MW Solar Plant in Pavagada, Karnataka which was built in just 3 years by @INCKarnataka govt and has been operational since 2018?”

Today former Congress president Rahul Gandhi re-tweeted PMO’s Tweet on it. He captioned it, “असत्याग्रही!” 

Fact check: Top five solar power plants of India:

1. Bhadla Solar Park – 2,250MW “It is the largest solar power plant in the world, the Bhadla Solar Park is located in Bhadla village, in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district. Spanning 14,000 acres, the fully operational power plant has been installed with a capacity of nearly 2250 MW.”

2. Shakti Sthala solar power project – 2,050MW “The largest fully operational solar park until the end of 2019, the 2,050MW Shakti Sthala solar power project in Pavagada taluk, Tumakuru district, Karnataka, is now the second-largest solar power plant in India after Rajasthan’s Bhadla.”

3. Ultra Mega Solar Park – 1,000MW “Situated in Orvakal, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, which is another leading Indian state in terms of solar power, the 1,000MW Ultra Mega Solar Park spans an area of more than 5,932 acres and is the third-largest solar power plant at a single location.”

4. Rewa Solar Power Project – 750MW – “Madhya Pradesh’s 750MW Rewa Solar Power Project is spread over an area of 1,590 acres is the 4th largest solar power plant in India, not Asia’s largest as claimed by PM Modi.”

5. Kamuthi solar power plant – 648MW – “Kamuthi, in Ramanathapuram district of the southern state of Tamil Nadu houses the fifth-largest solar power plant in India.”

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