The union minister for power and new and renewable energy has chaired a virtual meeting with states and union territories (UTs) to discuss their role towards energy transition goals of India.
The meeting was in line with India’s commitment at COP26, towards reducing the carbon intensity in the country. The objective of this meeting was to ensure the state’s participation in fulfilling India’s climate commitments and each state and UT can be assigned energy saving targets.The minister stressed the need for collaborative efforts between the central and state governments towards the large-scale deployment of energy efficiency measures in potential sectors of the economy. He emphasised the need to have state specific agency dedicated for energy efficiency and conservation. Further, he stressed that India will replace diesel with renewables to achieve target of zero diesel use in agricultural sector by 2024.