What has happened?
Recently, PM Modi has inaugurated 50 Kilowatt Gandhi Solar Park at the United Nations’ Headquarter; New York.
World leaders including Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and President of South Korea Moon-Jae-in were also present there.
In Gandhi Solar panel, there are 193 solar panels. Every solar panel represents One member country of the United Nations. In the United Nations, there are 193 member countries; part of UNGA (United Nations General assembly) and five permanent members of UNSC (United Nations Security Council). The construction cost of Gandhi Solar Park came out to be $1 million.
PM Modi has visited recently two most important Cities of USA; Houston and New York.
About Gandhi Solar Park
India is already the founder of ISA (International Solar Alliance), headquartered at Gurugram, India. The construction cost of Gandhi Solar Park came out to be $1 million. The solar panels have been installed on the roof of UN headquarter at New York. The Solar Panels are powered to reach a maximum of 50 KW of power generation. The energy generated through this park would be equal to energy generated from 30,000 kg of coal.
Gandhi Solar Park contains, carbon sequestration of 1000 seedlings, which will become trees over a period of 10 years. Project is named after Mahatma Gandhi because we are celebrating 150th anniversary of Gandhi Ji this year.
The world leaders also launched a United Nations’ Postage Stamp of Mahatma Gandhi’. This was done during the program named; ‘Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World’ at the UN headquarters. The Postage stamp launched in the presence of PM Modi and UN chief Antonio Guterres.
What is written on the stamp?
“the earth, the air, the land and the water are not an inheritance from our forefathers but on loan from our children”. Stamp launched considering the vision of Mahatma Gandhi.
Significance of Solar Power
PM Modi, repeated India’s allegiance for the generation of 175 Gigawatt renewable energy capacity by 2022 under the Paris Climate Agreement. 100 gigawatt should come from solar. Moreover, By 2022, India has committed itself to reduce emissions.