To be self-dependent in power generation is one of the necessity to be a super power in future. India is well trying hard to generate enough power with keeping an eye on the possibilities of other sources of power generation in India.
For this, the power ministry pressed the Code Green button on Wednesday. R Shahi, power secretary, said that India has planned to raise its share in hydel and nuclear projects in the energy basket. With these new energy resources, there would be a less impact on environment with the electricity generation in India.
The Power secretary said this at a meet on energy management organized by Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association and Economic Times.
According to him, India is all set to raise power generation capacity from 1,30,000 mw at present to 8,00,000 mw. For that matter, India is looking to other sources to generate power to meet the future demands.
With the new sources, the dependence on fossil fuels would be reduced and will have greater impact to maintain environmental balance. Still, India has major share in coal-fired power stations for power generation.
He said that
It is time to renew focus on hydro policy as all hydro power is renewable. Issues rose against large dams like submergence of land and rehabilitation needs to be addressed effectively. Other renewable sources like wind, solar and biomass also need to be tapped.
He said at the same time that
India is equally concerned on the future demands and its growing impact on environment.
As India and China increase their power generation capacity, there is great deal of pressure to deal with increased emission issues.
We should care of the environmental issues but the availability of electricity is the single most important concern for India now.