Kerala gets its first solar-powered boat

The first solar-powered boat was launched in Kerala on Thursday by Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal.

The CM said it is a step towards development of water transport in the state. The solar boat comes under the management of state water transport department.

Minister Goyal said that the environment-friendly project will be supported by the Central government for more such boats to be launched in Kerala's waters.

The first solar-powered boat in the country was launched recently by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi.