India on track to achieve 100,000 MW solar power capacity target by 2022: Renewable Energy Min

New Delhi: The Union Minister of State (IC) for New & Renewable Energy and Power, RK Singh, said today that the Government of India has set a national target of installing a 100,000 MW grid connected solar power capacity in the country by December, 2022. As on 31 October 2019, a total grid connected solar power generation capacity of 31,696 MW has been set up in the country.

Projects of 17,998 MW capacity are at various stages of installations, while tenders for 36,278 MW capacity projects have been issued. With new tenders of around 15,000 MW planned in the remaining period of 2019-20 and 2020-21, India is on course for achieving the target, said Singh.

Most of the Solar power projects in the country have been or are being set up with private investment, and the Ministry does not make budgetary allocations state-wise.

The Union Government has been implementing the National Solar Mission under which various Schemes have been launched for promoting the generation and use of solar power in the country.

This apart, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy makes publicity for effective implementation of all schemes, including Solar Schemes, through print, social, electronic and other media. The Ministry has also launched a Mobile App for solar rooftop systems.

This information was provided by Union Minister of State (IC) New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship R.K. Singh, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

The Minister also said the present installed generation capacity is sufficient to meet the electricity demand, as reported earlier today by Indus Dictum.

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