Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Has Vision Of A “Green India”
In Solar Power Engineering, January 29 2010
Not only is India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, they are also becoming a leader in the field of green energy. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh drafted the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), which specifies eight different missions to promote development objectives that would also address climate change. The first of these eight missions, the National Solar Mission (NSM) was approved in November 2009. This mission calls for 20GW of solar capacity in India by 2020 and eventually resulting in 200GW by 2050. Other missions within the NAPCC include: Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency, Mission on Sustainable Habitat, Water Mission, Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem, Mission for a “Green India”, Mission for Sustainable Agriculture and Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change.