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Solar energy sector sees 76% rise in job searches: Report

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

With the government focusing on growing the renewable sector in the country, the solar sector has seen a 76 per cent growth in job searches since 2014, according to a report.

The government has set a target to produce 175 GW of renewable by 2022, out of which 100 GW has to come from solar power, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from biomass and 5 GW from small hydro power.

"There has been a surge of demand for jobs in the sector in The witnessed 76 per cent growth in job searches between October 2014 and October 2017," global Indeed said in its report.

There has been an increase in job searches for solar design engineers by 404 per cent, solar project engineers by 332 per cent and solar electrical engineers by 169 per cent, it added.

In contrast, the wind energy sector, which is largely complementary to solar in the country, saw only a 28 per cent increase in job searches during the same time period.

"has witnessed growth in the sector since 2014, which has led to the rise in the number of job seekers looking for opportunities in the field," said Sashi Kumar, managing director,

He said initiatives like (ISA) and the Solar Cities Programme, domestic satellite launch to monitor greenhouse gases, and the formation of Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA) have opened doors for skilled professionals.

The has recently estimated that over three lakh workers will be employed in the country's solar and by 2022.

"With the increased participation of women in the sector, India can safely hope to achieve the projected employment target," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 04 2018. 17:25 IST