India has witnessed its renewable energy industry grow apace to achieve the target of 175 GW. The market has successfully reached the milestone of 70 GW and has actionable plans for the next 38 GW ready. Not only has it impressed the globe through its implementation speed but also through the creation of about 1.64 Lakh job opportunities.
The energy mobility patterns in India, and in fact, worldwide, have been changing constantly. Furthermore, climate change alerts have pushed the need of shifting from the use of conventional raw materials for generation of energy and power to alternative renewable ones. While this received a backlash due to its requirement for a complete infrastructure modification initially, it has eventually gained traction. India particularly, being a developed nation, has benefitted greatly from this advent.
Improved job opportunities
Scaling the improvement
Over 10.3 million people in the global workforce are employed by the renewable energy industry. The number of jobs in India is up by a number 36% more than the previous year. While some giants in the industry like China continue to dominate the market, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said that the improvement in the growth of this sector in India is highly appreciable. It also proposed a lush future for it.
Initiatives from India’s CM, Narendra Modi have been lauded at this checkpoint towards the nation’s sustainable development goals. The nation now stands amongst the world’s largest renewable energy employers that harbor three-fourths of the total employment opportunities.
Segments that have contributed to this
Market research says that a majority of the jobs created lie in the solar photovoltaic (PV) sector. Even within this, most employees were involved with the construction and installation of these PV plants. Following this in the number of employees was the observations and measurements departments.
India is now also among the key job providers in the sectors of hydropower and wind electricity.
Bettered electricity access
Since the availability of most alternative resources of energy is not restricted to particular regions, it can be easily sourced out to even remote or rural areas. Based on mobility patterns, renewable energy generally demands an infrastructure with the production plant located close to the supply areas. This is also a reason why various localities have seen an improved job availability for people completing both, low and high, education levels. It will thus ensure skill-building opportunities along with steady incomes and lifestyle enhancement.
A positive impact from the use of clean technology
The perks of transitioning to clean energy have perks way beyond employment opportunities. Higher and more regular incomes for the poor would mean an improved health. Health and personal well-being are also directly impacted by the reduction of polluting emissions.
The clean energy system in India has thus established itself as a sustainable development model for the world to look up to. A continued cooperation from the common people and the governing bodies is capable of taking this to further heights.