India on course to generate 175 gigawatts of clean energy by 2022, says Union minister Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that the country was on course to generate 175 gigawatts of clean energy by 2022.

Press Trust of India September 17, 2019 08:08:36 IST
India on course to generate 175 gigawatts of clean energy by 2022, says Union minister Harsh Vardhan
  • Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that the country was on course to generate 175 gigawatts of clean energy by 2022.

  • The country has set a target of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases between 33 percent and 35 percent to combat climate change and global warming, he said.

  • The government, he said, was trying to build 'good quality synergy' in terms of research work at various laboratories which, he added, was lacking earlier.

Bengaluru: Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that the country was on course to generate 175 gigawatts of clean energy by 2022.

India on course to generate 175 gigawatts of clean energy by 2022 says Union minister Harsh Vardhan

File image of Union minister Harsh Vardhan. Firstpost

"You know our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has said that by 2022, we want to have at least 175 gigawatts of clean energy production in the country, out of which 100 gigawatts would be through solar and rest through other sources", he said in Bengaluru.

"We are making good progress. In fact, we are leading from the front," the Minister said after inaugurating the National Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research and the National Clean Coal Research and Development Centre at the Indian Institute of Science (in Bengaluru)," he said.

The country has set a target of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases between 33 percent and 35 percent to combat climate change and global warming. So far, the country has been able to reduce it to 21 percent, Harsh Vardhan said.

Speaking about the 'Ayushman Bharat', a health insurance scheme, the Minister, who also holds the Health portfolio, said more than 50 lakh people have availed themselves of benefits under it over the past one year, and the government has spent Rs 7,500 crore.

The government, he said, was trying to build "good quality synergy" in terms of research work at various laboratories which, he added, was lacking earlier.

This synergy would help achieve the Prime Minister's vision of making the country among top scientific nations by 2030", Harsh Vardhan said, adding, the country was already ranked number three in the world in the field of nanotechnology.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year
World

'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year

The 140-million-euro expedition, consisting of a team of several hundred scientists from 20 countries, are bringing back 150 terabytes of data and more than 1,000 ice samples.

COVID-19 cases may spike in winter, experts warn; hopeful of vaccine by 2021, says Harsh Vardhan
India

COVID-19 cases may spike in winter, experts warn; hopeful of vaccine by 2021, says Harsh Vardhan

Dr VK Paul, a member of NITI Aayog said the novel coronavirus is a respiratory virus and these kinds of viruses attack more during the winters

COVID-19 vaccine expected early next year, from more than one source, says Harsh Vardhan
India

COVID-19 vaccine expected early next year, from more than one source, says Harsh Vardhan

Vardhan also informed that expert groups are working towards formulating a plan to distribute the vaccines in the country, how to decide the first recipients as well as strengthen the cold chain facilities in the country for vaccine storage