New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (February 23), sought investments in green energy sector saying that the country’s potential in renewable energy is no less than a “goldmine”. Addressing a webinar on various announcements made in the Union Budget 2023-24 on green growth, PM Modi said,
India will play an important role in green energy, I invite all stakeholders to invest in India.
He stated that the potential of renewable energy like solar, wind energy and biogas in India is not less than a goldmine, he said. PM Modi said that the government is very focused on biofuel and it will bring a lot of opportunity for investors.
Amrit Kaal Budget accelerates the momentum for green growth. Sharing my remarks at a webinar. https://t.co/VHyTUqZWue
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 23, 2023
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He referred to India achieving 10 per cent ethanol blending target five months ahead of schedule. He also talked about meeting the target of 40 per cent non-fossil fuel capacity nine year ahead of schedule.
He stated that Budgets since 2014 have not just addressed present challenges but have furthered new-age reforms.
India targeting production of 5 million tons per annum of green hydrogen and provided ₹ 19,000 cr incentive for private sector under National Hydrogen Mission.
He also talked about ₹ 3,000 crore provision in the Budget for vehicle scrapping and about 3 lakh government vehicles that are older than 15 years to be scrapped.
He stated that India has to increase battery storage capacity to 125 giga-watts hour. India has set an ambitious target of having 500GW of renewable energy by 2030.
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