[fusion_text][dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]A[/dropcap]pproved solar parks number has risen to 33 in 21 states with an aggregate capacity of 19,900 MW, against 25 solar plants planned, an official statement said on Saturday.
Solar power installed capacity in India has crossed the milestone of 5000 MW in January 2016. The target is to achieve 18000 MW by end of 2017. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New & Renewable Energy.
Solar Energy will be a prime driver for meeting the energy needs of India.
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the implementing agency has already released ₹54.93 Crore to respective states from the sanctioned ₹374 Crore the statement said.
In a meeting at Tirupati, Goyal said that India has initiated the world’s largest renewable energy programme by increasing the existing 3,500 MW by five-fold to 175 GW to be achieved by 2022.
The meeting also attended by MPs Bharat Singh, Om Prakash Yadav, Sushil Kishore Singh and Jayadev Galla. A review was done of the progress made by Solar Park Scheme and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) measures aimed at reducing emissions.
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Secretary Upendra Tripathy said the ministry has launched several projects like Scheme for Development of Solar Parks to achieve 20 GW through ultra mega solar parks.
Top executive from MNRE, NTPC and National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) gave presentations on their initiatives.
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