The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bangaluru claimed that solar power would power India as 175 Gigawatt of electricity is expected to be generated from renewable sources,
"By 2022, when India will be celebrating 75 years of independence, 175 GW of renewable energy will be generated. The government’s aim is to get 40 percent of the country's energy needs from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2030," said Modi
He was addressing a crowd, who had gathered for a mass recital of Soundarya Lahari, a set of shlokas (verses) composed by eighth-century Indian philosopher Adi Shankaracharya.
"LED bulbs have gotten cheaper through Ujala scheme. Close to Rs, 7,000 crores were saved in the country by this scheme. The bulbs also helped in cutting down the electricity bills for the households. With just a different approach, we could make a huge difference," he said.
Over three LPG connections have been distributed to the poor in the country, through the Ujala scheme he said. "This has contributed to a positive difference in the lives of the rural women, but also to gave way to a cleaner environment."
Modi encouraged bangaluru startups to create solar based stoves that are cheap and more products like that which could help Indian population