Delhi, Aug. 1 -- Kerala really seems to be on a winning streak of late. The state has been lauded for its efficient management of the pandemic, lockdown and its coronavirus cases.

This week, it was in the news again when it achieved a milestone in its journey towards eco-friendly travel and tourism options.

The Aditya, India's first solar-powered ferry boat, was awarded the Gustave Trouve Award for Excellence in Electric Boats and Boating. The low cost passenger ferry operating in Vemabanad backwaters won the award after competing against five other finalists from Europe in the public transport category. The award is instituted in memory of French electrical engineer and pioneer in electric cars and boats Gustave Trouve.

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