Kerala’s Electricity Minister, MM Mani posted a picture Thursday in a tweet where he claimed that India’s largest floating solar plant was all set to start operations in Kerala’s Banasura Sagar reservoir in Wayanad.
The tweet, which was first shared at 7:16 am on 26 October, soon caught the attention of Canadian Greenpeace campaigner Mike Hudema.
However, a reverse Google Image Search of the solar plant photo revealed that the image is originally from the LG CNS’s Floating Solar Power Plant located at the Otae Reservoir of Sangju City, in South Korea’s Gyeongsang Bukdo Province.
The photograph features on the manufacturing giant’s official website, detailing how the LG CNS plant is “The World’s Largest Floating Photovoltaic Power Plant”.
When contacted by ThePrint, the Kerala Electricity Minister’s personal secretary said that MM Mani was unavailable to comment.
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