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India’s Focus on Renewable Energy

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As said by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on 18th April that India is increasingly supporting renewable energy to fuel its growing power consumption as it levels up with programmes like Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

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India has only 3% contribution in the historical emissions whereas U.S., Europe and other regions have contributed more to harmful emissions over the last 150 years. Of the total contribution to global emissions India’s share is only of 7%. India has been not only part of discussion of climate change but has also taken steps to combat climate change.

India is in a continuous process of adopting sustainable energy, and it’s evident that solar energy production has grown 14-fold over the last six years.

India is inching towards the goal of 175 gigawatts till 2022 and has set up a larger target of having 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030.

It is to be noted that under Fame I and II programmes,a Rs.10,000 crore subsidy has been given for deploying 6,500 electrical buses in 65 cities.

The Minister also indicated that private organizations in the country are also playing a part and have set goals for a sustainable future by expanding more green cover on the campus, utilizing more renewable energy and lowering down the emissions.