The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has continuously failed to achieve its yearly targets of clean energy capacity addition, which may hamper the mission of having 175 GW of renewables by 2022, said a Parliamentary panel.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has also asked the ministry to take up the issue of ambiguity and disputes related to GST on renewable energy devices with the finance ministry at the earliest.
The committee observed “with deep concern that the ministry has continuously failed to achieve its yearly target (of renewable capacity addition). For 2016-17 and 2017-18, against the grid connected renewable energy target of 16,569 MW and 14,445 MW, the ministry could achieve 11,319.75MW and 11,876.82 MW respectively.”
The panel was of the view that “year-on-year shortfall in achievement of targets may hamper the entire mission of achieving 175GW (of renewables) by 2022, which in turn reflects poorly upon the commitment and sincerity of the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy).”
Reference- Economic Times, Financial Express, Press Information Bureau