The Central government has set the target for replacing diesel with renewable energy in the agricultural sector by 2024. The Union Minister for Power, New and Renewable energy, R K Singh said.

What

  1. This is in line with the government’s commitment to increase the share of non-fossil fuels by 2030 and become a net zero emitter by 2070.
  2. India will replace diesel with renewables to achieve the target of zero diesel use in the agricultural sector by 2024.
  3. The Central government is already running a scheme to solarise the agriculture sector through KUSUM scheme. This would entail solar-run irrigation systems.
  4. The states should have a specific agency dedicated for energy efficiency and conservation.