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Union Power Minister Exhorts Women To Increase Participation In Renewable Energy Sector

Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh

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Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh mentioned India’s key achievements in the renewable energy sector in an event titled “Women in Renewable Energy: A Dialogue on Policy, Technology, Skilling, and Finance” organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. 

Speaking at the event, Union Minister for Power stated that India’s actions are in line with commitments made in the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. He exhorted women to increase participation in the Renewable Energy sector and steer India's Energy Transition towards Net Zero.

Highlighting the role of women in combating climate change, the Minister emphasized the significance of developing women-centric policies and implementation frameworks in the renewable energy sector. He recognised how women are more effective in bringing about change at the grassroots level through community engagement and household-level action. 

He noted that women, especially in rural areas, can benefit from Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) and gain reliable livelihood opportunities. He also highlighted that women can play a big role in switching to green cooking which can be another big step in achieving Net Zero.

Secretary, MNRE B S Bhalla highlighted the increasing opportunities for women in the Renewable Energy sector and the need for enrolment in courses for education, training, and capacity building relating to renewable energy sources.  

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