Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday unveiled India's first solar city is Sanchi, a World Heritage Site in the Raisen region.
Its 3-megawatt capacity at Nagauri, close to Sanchi, would cut carbon dioxide emissions each year by 13,747 tonnes. This is more than 2,38,000 trees, to put it another way.
"Coal and other resource utilisation in the generation of energy has a detrimental effect on the environment. By choosing the solar energy alternative, the people of Sanchi, the Renewable Energy Department, and the scientists have accomplished something admirable,'' Mr. Chouhan remarked.
#MadhyaPradesh: CM @ChouhanShivraj to inaugurate today Country's first solar city Sanchi.— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) September 6, 2023
Annually about 13 thousand 747 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced in Sanchi Solar City, which is equivalent to more than 2 lakh adult trees. @MP_MyGov pic.twitter.com/9XLRH8AIqu
The decision to work with IIT Kanpur to make Sanchi a net-zero city is a commendable one. The entire globe will look up to this metropolis as an example. The preservation of the environment is crucial. Renewable energy sources must be used to meet the world's rising energy demands. Solar pumps would soon assist with agriculture as well, he predicted.
Sanchi would save 7.68 crore INR in annual power costs due to this facility.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|