May 23rd, 2020 by  

India has missed its renewable energy capacity addition target for 2019–2020. This is the fourth shortfall in achievement of targets in as many years.

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At the start of financial year 2019–2020, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had set a target to add 11.8 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity. This target was the lowest in four years. Compared to 2018–2019, the capacity addition target was 24% lower, yet India failed to achieve the target. During the period of April 2019 to March 2020, the country managed to add 8.7 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, a shortfall of 26%.

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