The cumulative installed capacity of renewable energy has crossed 44 GigaWatts and “phenomenal progress” has been made in other key infrastructure sectors like aviation and railways, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told on Monday. At the meeting held to review the functioning of the key infrastructure sectors, NITI Aayog made a presentation, according to a PMO statement.
The meeting was told that in the new and renewable energy sector, the cumulative installed capacity has crossed 44 GigaWatts, it said. Targets have been met for various components, and various projects under Centre and state policies, the statement said. The Prime Minister was briefed on plans and strategies to further ramp up solar energy production, including through rooftop generation. The meeting was also told that 3.5 crore LED bulbs have been distributed during the first quarter of the current financial year. In the aviation sector, Modi reviewed progress made in key policy areas such as safety and connectivity. It was noted that eight Indian airports are ranked among the top 5 globally in their respective categories, the statement said.