Madhya Pradesh

Oil India commissions 54 MW capacity wind energy projects in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh

India’s second largest state-owned oil explorer company, Oil India Limited (OIL) has commissioned 54 MW wind energy projects saddled between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

The spilt capacity of project between both states is 38 MW plant located at Chandgarh in Madhya Pradesh and 16 MW plant located at Patan in Gujarat.

The Project is fully funded by OIL and its total cost is Rs 439 crore that includes Rs 126.5 crore for the Gujarat plant and Rs 312.45 crore for the Madhya Pradesh plant.

The Project is being run by Chennai based Gamesa Wind Turbines who are the project developers. Delhi based Power and Energy Consultants are the project Management consultants.

With commissioning of these plants, OIL’s installed renewable energy capacity i.e. commercial wind energy and solar energy projects capacity has rose to 126.60 MW.


Sunita Tomar, poster girl of India’s Anti-Tobacco campaign dies

Sunita Tomar, poster girl of India’s anti-tobacco campaign passed away at her hometown in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh. She was 28 and was diagnosed with oral cancer.

She had appeared in government’s 30-second video titled ‘Sunita’ which had highlighted the devastating effect of smokeless tobacco. The video had shown her personal testimony before and after an operation to remove the cancerous growth and a part of her mouth.

For this video Sunita had teamed with Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV) in order to create awareness about the tobacco-cancer.

It is estimated that tobacco causes 40% of the cancer in India. Around 10 lakh new cancer cases are reported every year. In fact, India has the highest incidence of oral cancer in the world, prompting its link to the habit of chewing tobacco among Indians. While, 60% of oral cancer patients in India die within a year or two of their diagnosis because of their late treatment.


Veteran poet Gopaldas Neeraj awarded National Kavi Pradeep Samman

Noted Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj on 24 March 2015 was awarded with first National Kavi Pradeep Samman.

He was presented the award by Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Surendra Patwa at a function held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

About Gopaldas Neeraj

  • He is among the renowned poets and authors in Hindi literature and also is a famous poet of Hindi Kavi Sammelan.
  • Several of his poems and songs have been used in Hindi movies.
  • He was Professor of Hindi Literature in Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh and also a chancellor of Mangalayatan University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

About National Kavi Pradeep Samman

  • Instituted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in the memory of late renowned poet and songwriter Kavi Pradeep.
  • Award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a shawl and a citation.

Kavi Pradeep was born as Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi. He is best known for his patriotic song ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo’ written as a tribute to the soldiers who had died during defending the country during the Sino-Indian War.