The Government of India has set a national target of installing 1,00,000 MW grid-connected solar power capacity in the country by December 2022. And the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now declared that as on October 31, 2019, the total grid-connected solar power generation capacity of the country now positions at 31,696 MW.
This data was provided by Union Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship RK Singh, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. Furthermore, the Minister has also pointed out that solar projects worth 17,998 MW capacity are at various stages of installations and that tenders for 36,278 MW capacity projects have been already issued. Additionally, the ministry also informed that new tenders of around 15,000 MW are planned in the remaining period of 2019-20 and 2020-21 and that with all these developments the country is on course for achieving its 100 GW solar target.
The statement delivered by the minister also revealed that most of the solar power projects in the country have been/are being set up with private investment. Funds released by the Ministry under various schemes of solar power programmes in the country during the last three years and current year are given below:
The minister also detailed that the Union Government has been implementing the National Solar Mission under which various schemes have been launched for promoting the generation and use of solar power in the country. This apart, the MNRE makes publicity for effective implementation of all schemes including solar schemes through print, social, electronic and other media. The Ministry has also launched a Mobile App for solar rooftop systems.
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