RE target of 1,75,000 MW to ensure energy security of country: Goyal
07/07/2015 14:37

The Minister of State for Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal has said that the target of generating 1,75,000 MW of Renewable energy ( RE) by 2022 should be taken as a mission for ensuring energy security of the country.

Addressing a workshop on Grid Connected Solar Rooftop at Vigyan Bhawan today, Goyal said that government is soliciting ideas and constructive criticism on all the renewable power projects and no amount of negative response can deter Ministry from its dream of achieving this target.

India will soon lead the league of pioneer countries of the world in the field of renewable energy. The Minister assured all participants that the intricacies of each and every Renewable energy plan is well thought of in advance for achieving energy security for the nation.

The Minister also launched IREDA’s loan scheme for Rooftop Solar PV Power Projects on the occasion. The scheme will provide loans at the interest rate of 9.9 to 10.75 per cent to the system aggregators and the developers.