India restates impetus on renewable energy

On Monday, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and The French President Emmanuel Macron, now on a four-day long state visit to India, has inaugurated the mega 75 MW solar power plant in Mirzapur, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

It can be noted that this solar power plant, the largest in Uttar Pradesh, has been installed and constructed in collaboration with the Engie Solar, the French origin solar power biggie, under the programme of International Solar Alliance (ISA).

Under the National Solar Mission, launched in 2010, there is a boost in the renewable sector has grown up and a target was set to achieve 20,000 MW of grid-connected solar power by the end of 2022. The current Modi government has revised the target and set as 100,000 MW by 2021-22.

In accordance with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India is moving very fast to achieve the initial target and by February 28, 2018; the grid-connected solar power of about 19.5 GB has already been installed and very soon it would reach 20 GB target.

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