Draft National Energy Policy
The Draft National Energy Policy has rolled out by the NITI Aayog with the primary goal of doing planning related to energy in terms of its mandate and coordinating role. Planning. The policy aims to improve the energy security of the country by reducing the dependency on imports. As of now, India is heavily dependent on oil and gas import. Due to external disturbances like wars, civil unrest in different countries may disrupt the imports of fuels like coal and therefore hamper the fuel security of the country.
- It aims to produce 175 GW energy from the renewable sector till 2022.
- It aims to create independence in the energy sector and to provide 24×7 hours power to all.
- The overarching policy recommendations are based on India’s energy ambitions for the year 2040.