Sushma Swaraj Urges Indian Diaspora to Foray Country’s Solar Power Sector

Sushma Swaraj aimed at investment opportunities in the solar power industry that are doing rounds on the back of Indian Government’s target of achieving 100 GW of solar power generation by 2022.

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Speaking at a panel discussion of ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Divas’, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj urged the present dignitaries and the attendees from the Indian diaspora to utilize opportunities in India’s solar power sector.

The urge to NRIs aimed at investment opportunities in the solar power industry that are doing rounds on the back of Indian Government’s target of achieving 100 GW of solar power generation by 2022.

Disclosing not much about the discussions, Ministry of External Affairs’ spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, “Walking the talk on solar alliance! EAM @SushmaSwaraj and other participants at the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas panel discussion on the role of Indian Diaspora in capacity building for affordable solar power (sic).”

Also present at the occasion, PM Narendra Modi directed the Ministry of External Affairs and MNRE to take forward these expert interactions and factor relevant outcomes in policy-making.

“The external affairs minister exhorted the Indian diaspora to utilize opportunities in India in the area of solar power,” Kumar said.

Present Mnister Sushma Swaraj also stressed that India has been promoting the use of solar energy in developing countries and was the leading force behind establishment of the International Solar Alliance.

Additionally, India has been noticed achieving 13 percent of the renewable energy capacity for the FY 2018-19 already. With aggressively tendering solar power projects for different locations in the country, the government seems positive of attaining its target of 100 GW solar powers by 2022.

Meanwhile, Sushma Swaraj also met permanent representatives of various countries to the United Nations during their visit to India.

Source: PTI

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