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A Program on Renewable Energy Day 3: 18.02.2022

Renewable Energy

February 18, 2022

Chintan Baithak on “Roadmap to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2070”

18 February 2022; 14:00 – 16:50 hrs, Virtual



The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has laid out the country’s commitments for scaling up climate action at COP26 Summit in Glasgow in his ‘Panchamrit statement’ as a 5-point action agenda. The commitments include achieving Net-Zero by 2070.

This goal will require the government, industry, and all the other stakeholders to work in tandem. In line with this vision and the fact that the renewable energy sector has a critical role in this journey, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) are jointly organizing the second edition of Chintan Baithak on February 18, 2022, from 14:00 to 16:50 hrs at a virtual platform.

The Baithak this year, will bring together State Governments, relevant Central Government departments, the renewable energy industry, and other key stakeholders together to brainstorm on India’s renewable energy roadmap for achieving the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. The discussions will also highlight the imperatives and interventions needed to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy for achieving the targets set for us by the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

The first edition of the Baithak was organized in May 2019 with the objective to review the progress made in the renewable energy sector and obtain views of renewable energy industry CEOs and other stakeholders on key issues that the industry was facing and for the future growth of the sector. The Chintan Baithak was intended to be a regular forum every year. However, since the pandemic hit in early 2020, the Baithak could not take place in the last years.


Key objectives of the Chintan Baithak 2.0 will be as follows:

  • Enable Indian policymakers and energy sector stakeholders to better understand key issues of the renewable energy sector in line with net-zero goals  
  • Discuss solutions and enablers for pathways for the energy transition and net-zero targets
  • Promote new areas of technology, innovative financing, and capacity building in the RE sector




14:00- 14:10 hrs

Welcome Address and setting the context by Mr. Arun Chawla, Director General, FICCI

14:10-14:30 hrs

Keynote Address by Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Power & New, and Renewable Energy, Government of India

14:30-14:45 hrs

Presentation by MoEFCC on Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2070

14:45- 16:50 hrs


A brainstorming session involving the MNRE, MOP, MOEFCC, Indian Railways, Principal Secretaries from leading renewable energy States, Public Sector Enterprises (BEE, NTPC, SECI, PGCIL, etc.), Industry and other stakeholders (CEA, CERC, SERC, etc.) to understand key issues of RE sector, Net Zero, solutions for future growth and pathways for energy transition and net-zero targets.

14:45 – 15:09 hrs

Presentations by State Government (8 mins each)

  • Shri P. Ravi Kumar, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka *
  • Smt. Usha Sharma, Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan *
  • Shri Pankaj Kumar, Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat *

15:09 – 15: 17 hrs

Presentation by Shri B.K. Arya, Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) *

15:17 – 15:25 hrs

Presentation by Smt. Suman Sharma, Managing Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) *

15:25 – 16:05 hrs

Presentations by Industry

  • Supply-side issues and solutions

Presentation by Mr. Shivanand Nimbargi Co-Chair, FICCI Renewable Energy CEOs Council and Chief Executive Officer, Ayana Power

  • Demand-side issue and solutions          

Presentation by Mr. Ranjit Gupta, Chair, FICCI Renewable Energy CEOs Council and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power

16:05- 16:45 hrs

Open House Discussion

16:45 – 16:50 hrs

Concluding Remarks by FICCI