Dr. Farooq Abdullah inaugurating the solar power plant
Dr. Farooq Abdullah inaugurating the solar power plant
Bhubaneswar: Two projects of MGM Group, a 1 MW solar power plant established under the Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and a high-tech horticulture and floriculture farm under the National Horticulture Mission were commissioned in Tangi Tehsil of Khurda district today.

The two projects were inaugurated by Hon’ble Union Ministerfor New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah.

Dr. Farooq Abdullah inaugurating the floriculture greenhouses project
Dr. Farooq Abdullah inaugurating the floriculture greenhouses project
To commemorate the occasion, Dr. Abdullah released a Postal Special Cover of Department of Posts. He expressed his happiness and desired for more such renewable energy and greenhouse projects in the State of Odisha since these are environment friendly, non-polluting and foster green management practices while adding to economic growth.

Shri R. L. Mohanty, Chairman of MGM Group apprised that the Group has floated dedicated subsidiaries to focus on such projects. He also threw light on the upcoming initiatives of MGM Group, which include vegetable and fruit cultivation and a 1 MW solar power plant in District of Boudh, with the aim to have the largest single location banana cultivation in the eastern region of the country as well as to become the largest grower of vegetables and flowers in the State.

Dr. Farooq Abdullah releasing a Postal Special Cover of Department of Posts to commemorate the occasion
Dr. Farooq Abdullah releasing a Postal Special Cover of Department of Posts to commemorate the occasion
Mr. Mohanty also expressed his gratitude to the officials of Department of Agriculture and Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Odisha without whose guidance the projects would not have been possible.

Both projects have commenced commercial operations and have been developed with the support of State Government organisations like Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) and Directorate of Horticulture.

Among others Shri Niranjan Pujari, Hon’ble Minister, Science & Technology, Shri Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Hon’ble Minister, Energy, Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patasani,Hon’ble M.P., Bhubaneswar, Shri Tathagat Satpathy, Hon’ble MP, Dhenkanal and Shri Rajendra Kumar Sahoo, Hon’ble MLA, Khurda were present.

Source: 360 NS