India has already reached 172 GW of renewable energy capacity, and another 129 MW is being implemented. During a review meeting with States/UTs on the development of renewable energy schemes and capacities in the national capital, New & Renewable Energy Secretary B S Bhalla mentioned the capacity. The objective of 500 GW from non-fossil fuels would require an
additional 200 GW of installed capacity, which would leave the total installed capacity at 301 GW. The meeting was presided over by Bhagwanth Khuba, Union Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, Chemicals, and Fertilisers.
Participants in the review meeting included Principal Secretaries (Energy)/Secretaries of Power, New & Renewable Energy from States/UTs. Bhalla underlined at the meeting that states play a crucial role in facilitating the establishment of renewable energy facilities by providing infrastructure.
Khuba emphasised that the energy industry has a significant impact on how India would develop in the future. Together, the Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy are engaged on a number of projects, including expanding transmission capacity. At the meeting, the National Green Hydrogen Mission and the success of other schemes, such as rooftop solar, were examined.