Union Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy (NRE), R.K. Singh has said that India’s energy needs are going to double in the next 6-7 years at the present rate of growth of the economy. Nevertheless, India would continue to grow at a brisk pace and at the same time, decrease its carbon footprint so as to maintain its commitment towards giving the future generations a cleaner environment to live in.
By 2030, 40 per cent of India’s energy needs would be met by Renewable Energy, the Minister added. Addressing the august gathering of delegates from a number of foreign missions in India, Singh said that India invites all Nations to partner in the endeavour to harness Clean Energy and Save the Planet.
The Minister added that investing in Indian renewable energy sector not only helps in reduction of global carbon footprint but it is also a great business opportunity for all partner Nations, looking at the size of RE market in India. He also assured the gathering that Government of India is committed to bring in policies to aid its partner countries to come and ‘Make in India’ in the RE sector.