Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron visit Varanasi, Mirzapur today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron today jointly inaugurated Uttar Pradesh's largest solar power plant in the Mirzapur district. The two leaders also visited the Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul - a trade facilitation centre in Varanasi. Both the leaders also visited the Assi ghat, where they took a boat ride from Assi to Dashashwamedh ghat. The two leaders then had a private meeting over lunch, following which PM Modi headed to the Manduadih railway station and flagged off the Varanasi-Patna intercity train. The French President was for New Delhi after lunch. The prime minister will also address a public meeting before flying back to Delhi from the Varanasi airport.
Here are the LIVE Updates of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to PM Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency - Varanasi:
PM Modi also shared glimpses of boat ride with French President on Twitter.
PM Modi tweeted about the day spent with French President in pictures.
PM Modi visited an exhibition at DLW Ground in Varanasi to address a public rally and inaugurate various projects. UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Minister Manoj Sinha were also present.
PM Modi flagged off the train between Maduadih and Patna today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President took a boat ride at Varanasi's Assi Ghat today.
Here's what you should know about the UP's largest solar plant
The plant has been built at a cost of around Rs 500 crore by French firm ENGIE.
The 100 MW solar plant has come up at Dadar Kalan village on the hilly terrain of the Vindhyas range
The solar plant will generate 15.6 crore units of electricity annually, which is about 1.30 crore units per month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron are now at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hastkala Sankul in Bada Lalpur in Varanasi. Here the two leaders will interact with artisans and view a live demonstration of their crafts.
PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated a 75-megawatt solar plant in Mirzapur this morning. They will both now return to Varanasi as per the schedule.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have arrived in Mirzapur to inaugurate a solar power plant, news agency ANI reported.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron in his constituency at the Varanasi airport.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Varanasi to host French President Emmanuel Macron in his parliamentary constituency. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath accompanied him.
UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron in a tweet for initiating the ISA.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday also co-chaired a founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Macron announced an additional investment of 700 million euros for global solar energy generation by 2022 to reduce the use of fossil fuel and help combat climate change, news agency IANS reported.
French President Emmanuel Macron's Varanasi visit comes a day after he visited Taj Mahal. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials were quoted as saying by the news agency IANS that Mr Macron spent over an hour, evincing keen interest in the exquisite inlay work of the 17th century monument. He visited the historical monument with his wife. He shared the pictures on Twitter.