Expressing optimism about job growth in the renewable energy sector, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that India is set to create over 3 lakh new jobs in the wind and solar energy sector by 2022, Financial Express has reported.
India has set for itself a target of 175 gigawatts of renewable energy generation by 2022 and the sector is to witness massive job production if the country moves to meet the target. The organisation has also said that the the new jobs will ‘more than’ offset the losses in the traditional carbon-dependent energy industry.
ILO has made the prediction in its annual report titled ‘World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs’ based on surveys of developers, manufacturers and solar and wind companies. It has however said that the job creation is conditional to the government commitment towards vocational training and the domestic capacity to meet the infrastructure requirements. Read More