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The country’s solar energy capacity has grown from 28,180 megawatts (March 2019) to 53,996 megawatts by the end 2021-22, R K Singh, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and Power, informed Parliament.
Accordingly, solar power in the country has increased by 91 percent over the last three years.
At the end of 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 the cumulative solar energy capacity was at 34,627, 40,085, and 53,996 megawatts, respectively.
In response to a question about whether there is any government target to increase solar capacity in the country, the minister said that the Government had set a target to achieve 500 GW of non-fossil-fuels installed capacity by 2030. This was in line with the Honourable Prime Minister’s announcement made at CoP 26.