Is India’s Energy Initiative on Track?

In 2018, the first Modi-BJP administration introduced the National Electricity Plan. According to this plan, the Center had set a clean energy target of 22 GW (gigawatts) for themselves, which had to be achieved by 2022.

In 2018, the first Modi-BJP administration introduced the National Electricity Plan. According to this plan, the Center had set a clean energy target of 22 GW (gigawatts) for themselves, which had to be achieved by 2022.
A recent research analysis, ‘The Curious Case of India’s Discom,’ claims that only 44% of the said target has been achieved. ‘The Curious Case of India’s Discoms-How Renewable Energy could Reduce Their Financial Distress’ was written by Vibhuti Garg, Energy Economist and Kashish Shah, Research Analyst from IEEFA (Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis).
The study stated that the Central Government needs to put a policy framework in place and incentivise states to do away with old thermal plants without adding any additional financial burden on states.

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