India to have 220 GW renewable energy capacity by 2022

At the inaugural address at the World Solar Technology Summit organised by the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the Prime Minister has stated that India will increase its existing clean energy capacity of 134 GW to 220 GW by 2022. He added that tariffs will be reduced further through technological advancements.

The PM also stated that India has scaled up non-fossil fuel based generation to 134 GW, which is about 35 per cent of our total power generation. He also mentioned the ‘One World, One Sun, One Grid’ project which is aimed at clean energy supplies across nations. The Prime Minister asserted that ISA is part of this project which can bring transformational benefits for entire humanity. He also stated that the government wants to take solar energy to all villages in the country and replace diesel with this clean source in the farm sector.

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