2020-06-03
All RE projects under implementation will be given extension considering lockdown: MNRE Secretary

All RE projects under implementation will be given extension considering lockdown: MNRE Secretary

The secretary of MNRE Anand Kumar in his latest tweet stated that all renewable energy projects under implementation will be given an extension on account of the 21-day lockdown imposed on the country.

“All Renewable Energy projects under implementation will be given extension of time considering period of lock down and time required for remobilisation of work force,” said Anand Kumar, secretary of MNRE in a tweet.

The spread of coronavirus in China disrupted the supply chain of components used in RE project at the beginning of the year. Further, it’s spread in India also impacted the availability of workforce, with industry shutdowns and the government announcing a complete 21 days lockdown across India starting March 25.

In this context, the extension of time will provide great relief to all the stakeholders in the RE sector noted the press release issued by MNRE.

India went under complete lockdown on March 25 for a period of 21 days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted the lockdown as “very necessary to break the chain of coronavirus.”