India’s growing renewable energy sector is likely to generate more than 330,000 new jobs over the next five years through 2022) creating opportunities to support mainly the country’s rural poor by offering an alternative to subsistence farming, according to US-based global research organisation World Resources Institute (WRI).
The Indian government is implementing a plan to set up 160,000 Megawatt (Mw) of fresh renewable energy generation capacity in the five years between 2017 and 2022 in a bid to improve energy security, enhance energy access and help mitigate climate change. The clean energy initiative can also help address poverty in rural communities by providing steady incomes, healthcare benefits and skill-building opportunities to unskilled and semi-skilled workers, WRI said in its latest report “Can Renewable Energy Jobs Help Reduce Poverty in India”. Read More…
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