Minister of Science & Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the government is aiming to install 175 GW of renewable power capacity by the end of 2022.
Addressing the third Business and Climate Summit (BCS) here, Vardhan revealed that the government is also exploring other initiatives, including distribution of energy efficient appliances and provision of free cooking gas connections to women below the poverty line.
Through missions such as AMRUT and Smart Cities Mission, the government aims to transform cities to make them efficient and climate resilient, he added.
“The government has set an ambitious target of 175 GW of renewable power installed capacity by the end of 2022, of which 58 GW has been installed so far,” said Vardhan.
Echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s opinion on sustainability, Vardhan said the developed world that has attained its current lifestyle through fossil fuel-induced industrialisation needs to realise that even with the use of less natural resources, it was possible to have better living conditions. Read More…