MNRE’s plans and perspective

India’s solar power market has witnessed impressive growth owing to various government measures, a transparent project allocation mechanism based on competitive bidding, and enthusiastic participation by the private sector. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has temporarily disrupted this growth due to supply chain constraints, etc., the segment is expected to bounce back quickly post the pandemic. At a recent Renewable Watch conference on “Solar Power in India”, Aniruddha Kumar, additional secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), discussed the key government initiatives in the area of domestic manufacturing, the hydrogen mission and transmission infrastructure development, and shared his perspective on the solar power segment.

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