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IREDA Granted Prestigious ‘Navratna’ Status by Government

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a public sector enterprise, has been granted the coveted ‘Navratna’ status by the government, according to a recent filing with the stock exchanges. This prestigious designation takes the total number of Navratna PSEs (Public Sector Enterprises) in India to 17.

Enhanced Autonomy and Investment Capacity

With the Navratna status, IREDA gains significant autonomy and financial flexibility. The company will now have the authority to invest up to ₹1,000 crore without seeking prior approval from the government, allowing for faster decision-making and project execution.

Promoting Renewable Energy Development

IREDA, a Non-Banking Financial Institution, plays a crucial role in promoting, developing, and extending financial assistance for setting up projects related to new and renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency initiatives. As a Navratna company, IREDA is better positioned to drive India’s transition towards a more sustainable and renewable energy future.

Empowering Public Sector Undertakings

The Navratna designation is awarded to public sector undertakings in India that have demonstrated exceptional financial performance, operational efficiency, and global competitiveness. These companies are granted enhanced autonomy in areas such as capital expenditure, investment in joint ventures or subsidiaries, and human resources management.

IREDA’s Journey and Objectives

Established in March 1987 and headquartered in New Delhi, IREDA is an Indian public sector enterprise that offers financial assistance to projects that produce electricity using fresh and sustainable sources. With the government holding a 75% ownership stake, IREDA has been at the forefront of promoting renewable energy projects across the country.

Boosting India’s Renewable Energy Ambitions

The granting of Navratna status to IREDA is a significant step towards achieving India’s ambitious renewable energy targets. By empowering IREDA with greater financial autonomy and decision-making powers, the government aims to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy projects, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

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