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6) Debate on the challenges faced by the renewable energy sector in India while discussing the achievements so far. Also discuss what measures must be taken by the government to upscale India’s renewable energy ambition. (250 words)

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6) Debate on the challenges faced by the renewable energy sector in India while discussing the achievements so far. Also discuss what measures must be taken by the government to upscale India’s renewable energy ambition. (250 words)

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Why this question:

Recently, at the Global Climate Action Summit in New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, made several announcements that underscored India’s commitment towards addressing pressing environmental challenges. He talked about his government’s plans to curb plastic use and invited countries to join the Coalition For Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

Key demand of the question:

One must discuss the renewable energy scenario of India, challenges faced by the renewable energy sector in India while discussing the achievements made till date along with suggestions as to how should the country proceed on this front.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief quote statistics on the renewable energy scenario of the country.

Body:

First explain that Increasing the share of non-fossil fuels in the country’s energy mix is the bedrock of India’s commitments under the Paris Climate Pact. The country pledged an installed electricity capacity of 175 GW by 2022 — a more than five-fold capacity increase in seven years. In the last four years, India has more than doubled its RE capacity.

Discuss the challenges associated and achievements made so far.

Conclusion:

Conclude with what should be our next step.

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