India’s first solar-powered ferry Aditya wins global honour

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News: India’s solar-powered ferry named ‘Aditya’ has won the prestigious Gustave Trouve Award for Excellence in Electric Boats and Boating.

Facts:

  • Aditya: It is India’s first solar-powered ferry and the largest solar powered boat in India.
  • It has been in operation between Vaikkom and Thavanakkadavu in Kerala since 2017 by the Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD).