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23 heads of state to attend international Solar Summit on Sunday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Heads of the states from 23 nations including France, and will attend the first Summit on March 11 here.

The event is being co-hosted by and to promote

"Besides 23 heads of states senior country representatives including deputy prime ministers and have confirmed their participation so far in the day lone Ist ISA Summit on March 11, 2018," an said.

He said several global bankers have confirmed their participation at the event including Werner Hoyer, & Chairman, European Investment Bank, K V Kamath, President, Development Bank, Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources, and Banbang Susantono, Vice President,

will co-host the summit with French It will focus on various aspects of promoting in 121 countries associated with (ISA) like credit mechanism, crowd funding and sharing of

The summit will be held at

ISA is a treaty-based international body for promotion of in alliance with 121 countries, which are fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

The Summit will discuss various projects being prepared by different countries in areas including rural electrification, off grid solar, water supply and irrigation.

has set an ambitious target of having 100 GW of by 2022. It is close to achieving 20 GW in the current fiscal itself and plans to auction 30 GW solar projects each in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:20 IST