New Delhi: Union Minister Piyush Goyal has said that India has the potential to grow into a global supplier of renewable energy equipment. He was addressing the session themed ‘making India a global manufacturing hub in renewable energy manufacturing’ at the 3rd edition of Confederation of Indian Industry’s renewable energy conference.
Goyal noted that atmanirbharta in renewable energy is integral to India’s economic security and national security. He asked that having achieved power for all, India must now aspire to achieve the goal of sustainable power for all. He stressed that there is a need to maintain the entire renewable energy supply chain in India to the best of our ability, right from the equipment stage up to innovation and new technology, so that we can lead the world rather than being dependent on other countries. This is a great time to protect and nurture this industry and so that India may also grow into the world supplier in the renewable energy sector, he added.
The Minister reiterated the government’s commitment to take prosperity to the last mile through initiatives like the National Education Policy, Ayushman Bharat, Jal Jeevan Mission etc. He said that energy security in small villages will be the next big thrust area for the centre.
The Minister underscored that the economic and the ecological value of the circular energy is phenomenal and said that it can become a source of energy in addition to saving us from the environmental hazards of huge landfills.