Addressing the gathering, Naidu said that Madhya Pradesh is a special state having huge resource base that is being harnessed under Chouhan’s leadership. Taking a huge step towards realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of 24×7 Affordable, Quality Power for All, Madhya Pradesh has successfully brought down the rate of solar power to Rs. 3.30/ unit, which is a huge revolution in its own right, Naidu noted. The Minister said that seven cities in the State qualified as smart cities in the first round comprising a total of 20 cities. This has been made possible only through people’s active participation and the dynamic leadership in the State, Naidu said.
In his address, 00 Chouhan said that the Madhya Pradesh government has set 3 guiding principles of its performance – equitable growth, social empowerment and sustainable development. The Chief Minister noted that a decade ago even water, electricity and roads used to be challenges in the State but now due to the dynamic development model being implemented, the year on year agricultural growth will touch 25% this year and milestones like the cheapest solar power in the country are being achieved in Rewa. Madhya Pradesh has become the leading state in renewable energy sector in India, the Chief Minister said.