New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is batting for tapping vast solar and wind energy to reduce dependency on fossil fuel and generate 40% of electricity from non-fossil fuel-based resources by 2030.
While speaking at the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi, Modi said that though human beings have depended on resources trapped below the earth's surface for the last 150-200 years, it is time resources available above the ground are harnessed for a secured future.
“Imagine a world where we would have ‘one world, one sun, one grid’…In such a world, where there is no sun-down, where the sun is bright in some part of the world, where is the question of lack of energy?” said the Prime minister, as reported by The Hindu.
Trading Economics, citing the World Bank collection of development indicators, reported that fossil fuel energy consumption, which includes coal, oil, petroleum, and natural gas products, in India was reported at 73.46 % in 2014.
On the other hand, the estimated reserves of coal in India were 308.80 billion tonnes in 2016, according to ministry of statistic and programme implementation.
Moreover, Modi said that India wants to bring all UN members on board of ISA. Since ISA was launched  in 2015, 70 countries have signed its framework agreement.
Recently, China had extended assistance to India to harness solar energy. Trina Solar, Chinese solar energy solutions provider, launched solar energy kits in three sizes — 3 kilowatts (KW), 5 KW and 10 KW — under the brand Trinahome to assist in the renewable energy needs of the small and medium enterprises sector and Indian household.