Of these, 58 countries have ratified the same. He also elaborated the number of steps that India has taken to support the International Solar Alliance which India along France launched. In his inaugural Speech at the First World Solar Technology Summit organized by ISA, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said that Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and GAIL (India) Limited will be contributing to ISA’s Corpus Fund. Of these, 58 countries have ratified the same. Earlier 81 countries of the 121 prospective member countries have signed the Framework Agreement of the ISA. 3.The first Assembly of the ISA was attended by 78 countries, and they had affirmed their determination to accelerate the deployment of solar energy worldwide for achieving universal energy access at affordable rates.Recognizing that ISA has a major role in. Since the first Assembly on 3 October 2018, ISA has initiated many activities and programmes. of France, is the Co-President of the Assembly. US$ 2.1 million in the year 2020-21. Apart from these, India has set aside US$ 2 Billion for solar projects in Africa out of Government of India's US$10 Billion concessional Line of Credit (LOC) for Africa. In order to understand the challenges and issues ‘on the ground’ and to strengthen support for ISA programmes, the ISA sent country missions to eight countries over the course of 2019 – to Benin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Togo, and Uganda. The ISA, is an Indian initiative that was launchedby the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30 November 2015 at Paris, France on the side-lines of the COP-21, with 121 solar resource rich countries lying fully or partially between the tropic of Cancer and tropic of Capricorn as prospective members. As per commitment, India will release additional Rs. At the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019, Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi pledged to increase renewable energy capacity to 175 GW by 2022 and committed for further increasing it to 450 GW. “Additional 60 MW solar capacity will be added in the coming year. https://pib.gov.in/PhotoCategories.aspx?MenuId=8, Telephone Nos of PIB Regional Branch Offices, Email Addresses of PIB Regional Branch Offices. It was launched on 30th November 2015. We have taken up the mission of solarizing about 50% of fuel stations owned by Public Sector oil companies in the next five years. Over 400 delegates are expected to participate in the Assembly. The Assembly will be attended by the Ministers and delegates from member States, Observer States, ISA Partners, and other invitees. JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use the Site in standard view. T. he Assembly was attended by the Ministers and delegates from member States, Observer States, ISA Partners, and other invitees. Conceived as a vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, ISA is reflection of India’s commitment for universalizing the use of solar energy. Under the impending threat of climate change, renewable have  assumed atmost importance in the global agenda. The Assembly was attended by the Ministers and delegates from member States, Observer States, ISA Partners, and other invitees. Some of the major activities for building domestic capacity of the ISA member countries include ITEC Master Trainers Programme at NISE Gurugram; M. Tech programme for mid-career professionals at IIT, Delhi; STAR-C programme, and development of the INFOPEDIA. 2. Posted On: 30 OCT 2019 4:46PM by PIB Delhi, MNRE Hosts 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) on 31 October In New Delhi, Posted On: it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. “, Despite the Covid-19 pandemic presented challenges, we are in the process of overhauling India's supply chains and reduce overdependence on imports for solar modules. Two countries – Eritrea and St. Kittis and Nevis, signed the framework agreement of ISA today. Facilitation for procurement of power through transparent tariff based competitive bidding has led to a remarkable reduction in cost of solar and wind power. In addition, various Public Sector Enterprises of Government of India have contributed US$ 8 million for augmenting ISA corpus fund. He said that with a clear vision and augmentation of sufficient resources, there is a need for collective efforts at all levels -Governments, industry leaders, innovators and academia and technology developers, to ensure that benefits of solar revolution become accessible to all countries across the globe.