International solar Alliance will soon bring out tenders for 5 lakh solar pumps: Upendra Tripathy, Director General, ISA

18 July, 2017


The International Solar Alliance or ISA will soon bring out tenders for 5 lakh solar pumps. This was said by the Director General, International Solar Alliance or ISA – Upendra Tripathy. He was speaking at ASSOCHAM’s International Conference on Solar India: Capacity Building and Skill Development - “Issues and Solutions”. He also described some of the other initiatives ISA was planning.

Also, present on the occasion was the MP and Member, National Executive, BJP -Udit Raj who stated that he would soon seek policy clarifications for connecting solar panels to the national grid. The parliamentarian also urged industry leaders to come forward with innovative ideas and pledged his support for the same.

Addressing the gathering Former Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas – S. C. Tripathi applauded the advances India had made in the solar energy sector. He also enumerated some of the challenges that the sector faces.

Delivering the theme Address, Chairman IASRD and Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on Waste Water Management- Dr. K D Gupta explained what is needed to increase Country’s Solar Power production.

The conference also witnessed technical sessions and discussions on themes such as “Solar Capacity Building: Issues, Possibilities under Make in India, Innovations, and Opportunities” and “Skill Development: Challenges and Opportunities”. 

Prominent dignitaries that participated in the proceedings included Former Secretary, MNRE – Deepak Gupta; Director - HR, Solar Energy Corporation of India – Rajeev Bhardwaj; Chairman, National Solar Energy Federation of India – Pranav Mehta, Director General – National Institute of Solar Energy – Dr A. K. Tripathi, Former Vice Chancellor and Founder President, Environment and Peace Foundation – Professor Dr. Virendra Goswami; Chairman, SMC – Subhash C Agarwal; Secretary General, ASSOCHAM - D. S. Rawat, besides several  industry representatives.