India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components


India’s Draft Policy on National Resource Efficiency Focuses on Recycling of Solar Components

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has published a draft policy called National Resource Efficiency Policy (Draft) 2019. The ministry has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders, including public and private organizations, experts, and citizens.

According to Kushal Vashist, director of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, “Enhancing resource efficiency and promoting the use of secondary raw materials has emerged as a strategy for ensuring that the potential trade-off between growth, resource constraints, and environmental well-being can be minimized. An overarching national policy framework is required to mainstream resource efficiency across all sectors and regions of the country.”

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) with its revised target, aims to deploy 100,000 MW of solar power in the country by 2022. Officially launched in November 2009, the JNNSM, also known as the National Solar Mission, is one of the eight key missions which comprise India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change. Read More

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