Addressing the joint houses of Parliament, President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind said, “India is playing an effective role globally in the field of clean energy. Due to the efforts of the Government, LPG coverage in the country has increased from 55 per cent to about 97 per cent. City gas distribution is now being extended to 407 districts of the country. Now we are moving towards a gas-based economy.”
Keeping environment conservation in mind, Kovind further added, “Government has enhanced the target for producing renewable energy to 450 GW. Under the Pradhan Mantri-Kusum Yojana, it has been targeted to provide more than 17 lakh solar pumps to farmers across the country. Similarly, under the second phase of the solar rooftop programme, the target is to generate 38 gigawatt of electricity.
Post the International Solar Alliance, India has been at the forefront of a global partnership, Coalition on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure-CDRI. This step is aimed at mitigating natural disasters will further strengthen India’s stature as a sensitive world power.