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Need to step up power capacity addition to improve HDI: NTPC

Updated: December 18, 2015 11:53 am

India needs to accelerate its power generation capacity addition to improve its Human Development Index (HDI) ranking, NTPC CMD A K Jha said. “India’s per capita consumption and emission are one of the lowest globally, however to evolve on Human Development Index(HDI), which is dismal at 135 , the country needs to accelerate power capacity addition”, said Jha. He expressed the views in a panel discussion on “Climate Change and Generation of Thermal Power- improvements in Conventional Systems” at COP- 21, Paris. Jha stated that the share of India in CO2 space is mere 2.8 per cent but still it has to embark upon largest renewable energy (RE) programme to reach 175 GW RE capacities by 2022.

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