The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is confident the target of achieving 100 Gigawatt (GW) of solar power generation capacity by 2022 will be met and concerted efforts are being made to sort out issues, it has told.
The Committee had said that against the target of 8,500 MW for 2019-20, the ministry had achieved 5,855 MW as on 31 January, 2020, with utilisation of Rs 1,751 crore. And for the target of 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022, as on January 31, 2020, a capacity of 34,035 MW had been installed.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a central public sector undertaking (CPSU) under the ministry of new and renewable energy, is planning to enter into commercial business, and set up 5,000 MW of solar-wind-storage hybrid capacity over 10 years.
Production of mining and quarrying sector grew by 4.4% in January, the Mines Ministry said. The cumulative growth for April- January 2019-20 over the corresponding period of the previous year has been 1%.
An investment of Rs 6.16 lakh crore has been approved so far under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) and the committed central assistance is Rs 1.65 lakh crore, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. Housing sector contributes significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product with direct impact on employment generation, he added.