We are Diversifying Our Energy Basket with More Non Fossil Fuels: RK Singh

The Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh said that we are diversifying our energy basket with more non fossil fuels such as hydro, solar, wind, bio energy.

February 25, 2021. By Manu Tayal

The Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh said that we are diversifying our energy basket with more non fossil fuels such as hydro, solar, wind, bio energy.

He mentioned that these sources of power are clean and cost effective. He reinstated the commitments of India to Paris Climate Agreement, and added that our per capita income is one third of world average despite that we are only major economy whose actions are on track to preventing the global temperature from rising above 2 degrees Celsius.

He was speaking during the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Symposium on Sustainable Development of Dams & River Basins, which was inaugurated by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister for Jal Shakti in the presence of various dignitaries.

ICOLD in collaboration with Central Water Commission (CWC), Dam Rehabilitation Improvement Project (DRIP) and National Hydrology Project (NHP) has been organising Symposium on “Sustainable Development of Dams and River Basins” under the aegis of ICOLD at New Delhi as Hybrid event from February 24 to 27, 2021. In the Symposium, over 300 delegates from across the country and abroad will participate.

The symposium is being organised to provide an excellent opportunity to Indian Dam Engineering Professionals and Agencies to share their experiences, ideas and latest developments in new materials and construction technologies, advancement in investigation techniques, best engineering practices, dam safety issues etc.

Besides, this offers opportunity to networking with the world renowned dam experts from different countries and global organizations involved in Dam Construction, management and operation and maintenance for mutual benefits.

The achievement of flagship programmes of Ministry of Jal Shakti namely Dam Rehabilitation Improvement Project (DRIP) to improve the safety and operational performance of large dams and its appurtenances structures in addition to institutional strengthening and National Hydrology Project (NHP) with the World Bank assistance will be the presented to the Global Dam Community who are keen and looking forward to India’s development and successful implementation of DRIP as well as NHP. 

In addition, the Dam Safety Bill which has been approved by Lok Sabha, in order to put regulatory mechanism in place, to provide for proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of all dams in India, which has been enacted will be publicised.

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