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India has achieves target of 40 % installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources, said the offical statement of Ministry.

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At COP 21, as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), India had committed to achieving 40% of its installed electricity capacity from non-fossil energy sources by 2030. The country has achieved this target in November 2021 itself, it added.

As per the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), The country’s installed Renewable Energy (RE) capacity stands at 150.05 GW while its nuclear energy based installed electricity capacity stands at 6.78 GW.

This brings the total non-fossil based installed energy capacity to 156.83 GW which is 40.1% of the total installed electricity capacity of 390.8 GW In line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s announcement at the recently concluded CoP26.

The Government is committed to achieving 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by the year 2030, the statement added.

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