Cabinet Briefed on MoU Between India and Tajikistan For RE Cooperation

The Cabinet was apprised of an MoU between India and Tajikistan on cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy.

India and Tajikistan

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Tajikistan on Cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy. The MoU was signed on October 8, 2018.

The MoU will enable establishment of a basis for a cooperative institutional relationship between India and Tajikistan to encourage and promote bilateral technical cooperation in new and renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity, according to the statement. 

It will focus on the development and deployment of new and renewable energy, and storage technologies. 

It will further enhance cooperation between the two countries through exchange and training of scientific and technical personnel, exchange of scientific and technological information and data, transfer of equipment, know-how, and technology on a non-commercial basis, among others, as may be decided by the two countries.

In December 2018, the Cabinet was apprised of a similar MoU which was signed between the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) and Commissariat a l energieatomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA), French state-owned research entity and BlueStorage SAS, a French Company. The MoU was signed on October 3, 2018, in New Delhi.

The objective of the MoU is to define the modalities of discussions concerning, in particular, the future collaboration regarding in a pilot project to provide SECI an e-vehicle charging station with embedded batteries, powered by solar panels and optimised connection to the grid in order to support the Indian governments ambitious plan for the deployment of electrical vehicles by maximising solar mobility and minimizing its grid impact.

In June 2018, the Cabinet approved an agreement between India and Peru which was signed in May 2018 at Lima, Peru. The agreement aimed to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable issues on the basis of mutual benefit equality and reciprocity.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for