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    Prakash Javadekar: “Need to speed up International Solar Alliance”

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    Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said there was a need to speed up International Solar Alliance to trap solar energy in a big way.

    Speaking on the sidelines of COP25 in Madrid, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that four years ago in Paris, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande launched the International Solar Alliance, it was a new beginning.

    He said that need of the hour is for Speedier Expansion of International Solar Alliance to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

    Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed happiness that phenomenal progress has been made by the Alliance with over 83 countries joining it in just four years.

    The ISA expansion is needed to meet the growing energy requirement, even as it acknowledged the phenomenal progress made by the Alliance and the growing solar energy capabilities all over the world.

    The Minister of Information & Broadcasting has congratulated for the aggregated demand of Solar Agriculture Pumps from various countries.

    Listing out the aggressive manner in which India has expanded its renewable energy mix, the Minister pointed out that five years ago, India had just 3 GW of Solar energy which has now increased to 33 GW.

    He added that India is going to achieve 100 GW of Solar energy by 2022 i.e. in the next three years it will add 67 GW more of solar energy.

    He further added that today India’s 37% energy capacity is through renewable and that we must be making efforts to increase the renewable energy capacity.

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