India, France to Co-Host First International Solar Alliance Summit in Mar

India will achieve 22 GW solar energy capacity by next month and should be able to meet its target of 100 GW by 2022.

India and France will co-host the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit on March 11 to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, where at least 10 heads of state are expected to be present.

Further, India will achieve 22 GW solar energy capacity by next month and should be able to meet its target of 100 GW by 2022, the government officials said while announcing the details of the Summit.

There will be representation from over 120 countries and multilateral bodies like the UN, World Bank and ADB.

During a briefing on the ISA Summit, Secretary (Economic Relations) in Ministry of External Affairs, T S Tirumurti said, “We are expecting heads of state from France, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Ghana, Australia, Venezuela, Bangladesh and Fiji.”

India and France will co-host the event in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron while representatives of 6 multilateral bodies will also be present on the occasion, he added.

Tirumurti further said, the Summit would discuss various projects being prepared by different countries in areas including rural electrification, off grid solar, water supply and irrigation.

Source: PTI

Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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