India must take bigger strides on road to carbon neutrality
A study by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has found that raising the share of renewables in electricity generation to 40 per cent is the least cost option for India. Domestic manufacturing of solar panels and batteries has been included in the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme, hence being self-reliant at the technology front should be feasible in this decade. We can assume a leadership role and choose to move shoulder to shoulder with the US, Europe and Japan in saving ourselves and mankind. It would be altogether befitting if we set ourselves the goal of becoming net carbon neutral by 2047, the centenary of our Independence.