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In his address to the nation on the occasion of the India’s 75th Independence Day, the Prime Minister mentioned that we have crossed the milestone of 100 GW of installed renewable energy (RE) capacity. Out of 100 GW RE, 40 GW is accounted for by wind power, 44 GW by solar, and the rest by small hydro, waste-to-energy, and biomass projects. The government had initially set an ambitious target of 175 GW of RE by 2022, which was later increased to 450 GW by 2030. The website of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) mentions that India ranks 5th globally for overall installed RE capacity. We are also on the world’s largest RE expansion programme till 2022!

India's Journey Towards 450 GW