Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Conferred the Skoch Award for National Significance

Considering the impact of the ministry, its purpose and the critical role played by the government in installing about 73 GW of renewable energy, the ministry had been selected for the award.

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Recognizing the pivotal role government plays in pushing green energy, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India has been conferred with the Skoch Award for National Significance at an event held in New Delhi.

The award was received by Secretary, Ministry of New Renewable Energy Shri Anand Kumar.

Considering the impact of the ministry, its purpose and the critical role played by the government in installing about 73 GW of renewable energy, the ministry had been selected for the award.

Having 21% of total installed capacity in the form of renewable energy, within an year the government was able to harness one billion units of electricity.

Presently, India is ranked fourth in the world in wind energy capacity and firth in in total solar and renewable power capacity.

In a latest push, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had announced its plans for 23 GW of solar projects in Leh and Ladakh regions of Jammu & Kashmir.

Solar Energy Corporation of India which is implementing the project, will tender 5000 MW in Leh district and 2500 MW in Kargil district in the Phase-1 of the project.

Taking a leadership role in the renewable energy domain, Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh had earlier said that India is ready to share its expertise in renewable energy sector with small island nations again highlighting why Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is of national significance.

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