At the G20 Virtual Leaders' Summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India's critical role in the global green energy transition.
India is actively decreasing carbon emissions and promoting alternative fuels through projects such as the Global Biofuels Alliance, presenting itself as a leader in sustainable energy. The G20 also endorsed the LiFE program, which aims to treble the use of renewable energy by 2030.
PM Modi inaugurated the Digital Public Infrastructure Repository, which includes over 50 digital public assets from 16 countries, in a crucial step towards digital progress. India contributed $25 million to a Social Impact Fund, kicking off efforts to integrate these digital infrastructures across the Global South.
In terms of social progress, Prime Minister Modi announced a ground-breaking decision to reserve 33% of seats in Parliament and state legislative assemblies for women, demonstrating India's commitment to gender equality.
India has emerged as a global leader in renewable energy, generating roughly 112,000 Megawatt from solar and wind sources. However, concerns remain in achieving Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs), with some jurisdictions experiencing difficulties. The proposed Electricity Act modifications aim to implement binding RPOs and set harsher penalties for noncompliance. According to the report, new RPOs resolve problems by making subcategories mutually fungible, enabling flexibility, and encouraging the use of local green technologies.