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The Minister of State for Power, New & Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Raj Kumar Singh and other dignitaries at the 2nd International Solar Alliance Assembly, in New Delhi on October 31, 2019.
The Minister of State for Power, New & Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Raj Kumar Singh and other dignitaries at the 2nd International Solar Alliance Assembly, in New Delhi on October 31, 2019.

Two New Countries- Eritrea and St. Kittis and Nevis, Sign the ISA Framework Agreement

Newdelhi:31/10/19:President of ISA and Minister of Power, New & Renewable Energy and Skill Development Entrepreneurship, Government of India Shri R.K. Singh has emphasized the increasing importance of solar energy. He said this is very important in view of the climate change issues faced globally.The minister was speaking at the 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) held here today.  He also elaborated the number of steps that India has taken to support the International Solar Alliance which India along France launched.

Delegations from 78 countries are participating in this Assembly, this includes 29 Ministerial delegations of which 25 are from ISA member countries, 2 from signatory countries and further 2 from prospective member countries.  The Assembly also has participation from important ISA Partners, and other invitees.

Two countries – Eritrea and St. Kittis and Nevis, signed the framework agreement of ISA today.  With this 83 countries have signed the ISA framework agreement.

Under the impending threat of climate change, renewable have  assumed atmost importance in the global agenda. The International Solar Alliance (ISA is India’s contribution to the global efforts for decarbonizing the energy systems  and allowing countries around the world in align domestic priorities with global sustainability commitments. Conceived as a vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, ISA is reflection of India’s commitment for universalizing the use of solar energy.  It has the potential to transform the world’s energy scenario while yielding social and economic gains for the global population.

At the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019, Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi pledged to increase renewable energy capacity to 175 GW by 2022 and committed for further increasing it to 450 GW.  Today, India stands among the top five countries of the world in terms of solar energy capacity and total renewable energy capacity.   Facilitation for procurement of power through transparent tariff based competitive bidding has led to a remarkable reduction in cost of solar and wind power.  With over 82 GW renewable capacity on ground and about 70 GW at different stage of fruition.  India is well on the way to realize the ambitious target of 175 GW by 2022.  India is making all efforts to ensure that ISA through  its focused vision and action oriented approach will succeed in addressing the biggest challenges confronting  humanity –  sustainable energy, energy poverty and climate change.

Brune Poirson, the Co-President ISA and the French minister for ecological and inclusive transition thanked India for its leadership in the field of solar energy. She also talked about the ISA objectives which included lowering the cost of energy, increasing investment in the renewable energy, and training and sharing of knowledge and technological knowhow among the member countries.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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