Govt to bring out single solar bid of 1 lakh MW: Min
Talking about India's renewable energy programme, he said the country will overachieve the renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022 and eventually have 225 GW.
"The biggest (renewable energy) tender was floated in Spain. We brought out single tender of 10,000 MW which would be opened in July. Now (we) will bring out a bid (tender) of one lakh MW which would also include solar manufacturing and storage (output)," Singh said while addressing at a function here.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration of 1500 kWP capacity solar plant developed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.
Lauding this noble initiative by the DSGMC, Singh said that this would inspire other institutions to go green and become environment conscious.
He said that 20 cities in India are ranked among the most polluted in the world and there is an urgent need to reduce fossil fuel use so that we leave a better world for our children. The minister reiterated the government's commitment to bring electricity to every household by December 31, 2018.
Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri and Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan were among the dignitaries present at the occasion.
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