India achieved solar power target 4 years ahead of schedule: DST Advisor


India achieved solar power target 4 years ahead of schedule: DST Advisor

India has achieved its solar power target four-years ahead of its schedule, as a part of its climate change mitigation strategy, a senior official of the Central government’s Department of Science and Technology (DST), said here on Tuesday.

The target of installing 20 GW of solar power by 2022 was achieved four years ahead of schedule in January 2018, Adviser and Head of Climate Change Programme of the Department of Science and Technology, Dr Akhilesh Gupta said.

“India has now set a new target of achieving 100 GW of solar power by 2022, he told PTI on Tuesday.

India was one of the least contributors to global warming that is inducing climate change but it was feared to be one of the worst affected countries, he claimed.

“It is a global trend vis-a-vis climate change that least contributors are the worst affected, he added. Read More

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