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Ladakh, Leh, Kargil to be carbon neutral region of India, says PM Modi

New Delhi: On the occasion of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that a 7500 MW solar park is being built in Ladakh for electricity and infrastructure development in the region.

The idea of carbon neutral villages have earlier been encouraged in India in the past and owing to this, it would be the first large region to be carbon neutral.

“Just like Sikkim has positioned itself as an organic state, the Ladakh, Kargil and Leh region is moving in the direction of becoming carbon neutral. This will be achieved with participation from local people,” PM Modi said adding that India now among top 5 countries in renewable energy generation.

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