Harsh Vardhan

Govt to Launch Technology Centres on Solar Energy in Chennai

The DST-IITM Solar Energy Harnessing Centre will focus on a wide range of research and technology development activities such as silicon solar cells that promise high efficiency and are suited for Indian conditions. The Department of Science and Technology is launching three technology centres in Chennai. The three centres will be located at the Indian […]

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India Setting Example in Green Energy: Harsh Vardhan

The minister was speaking post the inauguration ceremony of Atal Complex for International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography. India is leading the race for mitigation of carbon emission and is setting an example for the whole world in fighting global warming with its various clean energy efforts, Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment and Science […]

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Harsh Vardhan Reiterates India’s Renewable Energy Commitments

He was at speaking at the inauguration of Indian Pavilion at the 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan reiterated India’s solar commitment and public awareness campaign launched by him called Green Good Deeds. He was at speaking at the […]

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Green Energy Will Account For 40% of Total Energy Production in India, Says Harsh Vardhan  

Green energy, electricity produced from non-fossil fuel sources such as wind, solar power, and hydropower, will account for 40% of the total energy production in India As the country is leading the new initiatives in fighting climate change and greenhouse emission, it is also rapidly shifting from the conventional source of energy to clean energy. […]

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Will Achieve 100 GW Solar Target Ahead of 2022, says Harsh Vardhan

The government has set a target of 175 GW of renewable power by 2022 and out of it 100 GW should be in solar. It will not be a problem, the Union Minister said. The Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said in Kolkata that India’s 100 GW solar mission target will be achieved ahead of its target in 2022. […]

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18 Countries to Participate in International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels

A plenary talk on ‘Advance Biofuels-Pathways to decarbonize transport fuels’ will be given by Prof Jack Saddler, UBC Canada. A two-day International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels is jointly being organized by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India on behalf of Mission Innovation and Biofuture Platform at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Moreover, the Union Minister for […]

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Indian Scientists Develop Next-Gen Test-Bed to Generate Clean Energy

This early stage research, of India’s one of the premier institutes, could potentially be useful for meeting the energy needs of the country. Indian scientists have developed a super critical carbon dioxide (CO2) Brayton test loop facility to generate clean energy from future power plants including solar thermal. It was developed by the Indian Institute […]

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Centre aiming to install 175 Gigawatt renewable power by 2022: Harsh Vardhan

“The government has set an ambitious target of 175 GW of renewable power installed capacity by the end of 2022, of which 58 GW has been installed so far,” said Vardhan. Minister of Science & Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the government is aiming to install 175 GW […]

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Solar Power and Biometric Based ATM Being Developed for Rural India

Science and Technology Ministry has discussed the launch of two pilot prototypes of Solar Power and Biometric Based ATM in a rural bank. As reported in IANS, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan told that a Solar Power and Biometric Based ATM have been developed by Indian scientists for rural areas. He further mentioned […]

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