India’s Renewable Energy Ministry Refutes Media’s False Claims On Renewable Energy Target

Reports have appeared in a section of media,citing a CRISIL report, that India may fall short of its declared renewable energy target of 1,75,000 MW by the year 2022. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has refuted those claims in a statement released on 10, October.

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India’s Renewable Energy Ministry Refutes Media’s False Claims On Renewable Energy Target

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on 10th of October in a statement refuted media’s false claims on nation’s renewable energy target.

The Ministry in a statement said, “reports have appeared in a section of media,citing a CRISIL report, that India may fall short of its declared renewable energy target of 1,75,000 MW by the year 2022. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has refuted such claims.”

“In some of the recent media reports apprehensions have been raised whether India would be able to achieve 1,75,000 MW renewable power installed capacity target by the year 2022. All these have cited the CRISIL report of September 2019,” the ministry said.

The doubts are ill-founded and not reflective of the status on the ground and plans ahead.

“However, the doubts are ill-founded and not reflective of the status on the ground and plans ahead.  By the end of September 2019, India has installed more than 82,580 MW of renewable energy capacity with around 31,150 MW of capacity under various stages of installation,” it said.

“Thus, by the first quarter of 2021, India would have installed more than 1,13,000 MWof renewable power capacity. This would constitute nearly 65 per cent of the targeted capacity,” it added.

It also said that “besides this, around 39,000 MWof renewable power capacity is at various stages of bidding which would be installed by September 2021, taking the percentage of installed capacity to over 87 percentage of the targeted capacity.”

The ministry further said, “with only 23,000 MW of renewable power capacity left to bid, India is confident that the target of installing 1,75,000 MW of renewable power capacity will not only be met but exceeded.”

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