Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Pralhad Joshi Vows to Boost Renewable Energy in India

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Pralhad Joshi, the newly appointed Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, affirmed the government’s commitment to increase the contribution of clean energy in India’s energy mix. Taking charge, Joshi expressed his dedication to advancing renewable energy initiatives under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Accompanied by his family members, Joshi commenced his tenure by offering prayers, symbolizing his reverence for the responsibilities bestowed upon him. He acknowledged the significant strides made in the renewable energy sector under PM Modi’s guidance, highlighting India’s fourth position globally in terms of installed renewable energy capacity.

Addressing reporters, Joshi outlined his priorities for the sector, emphasizing its crucial role in enhancing India’s energy security. He pledged to review and refine the government’s agenda, adapting it to the evolving needs of the nation within the revised timeline of 125 days.

Renewable energy (in image) India's matrix.

A seasoned BJP leader and a five-time Member of Parliament from Dharwad, Karnataka, Joshi brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His appointment follows the portfolio allocation in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, replacing R K Singh.

Joshi’s electoral victory from the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency underscores his strong mandate and commitment to serving the people. His resounding win, with a significant margin over his nearest competitor, reaffirms the trust placed in him by the electorate.

In conclusion, Pralhad Joshi’s ascension to the role of Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy signals a renewed focus on clean energy initiatives in India. With his leadership and Prime Minister Modi’s vision, the government aims to propel India towards a sustainable and secure energy future.

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