The government on Wednesday decided to infuse Rs 1,500 crore in the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), raising its lending capacity to Rs 12,000 crore. A proposal in this regard was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.
Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said the decision has been taken in the wake the RBI’s lending norms. The minister said the infusion of Rs 1,500 crore will enable IREDA to lend Rs 12,000 crore to the renewable sector.
The Cabinet decision will help IREDA to create renewable energy capacity of 3,500 to 4,000 MW.