'Startup India Innovation Week' to begin Jan 10; India's clean energy push propels renewable Cos' stocks

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New Delhi/Mumbai , Jan 07, 2022, IANS

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry have decided to organise a week-long virtual innovation celebration called 'Startup India Innovation Week' to showcase the spread and depth of entrepreneurship across India.

The event which also aims to commemorate the 75th year of India's independence 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav',
will begin on January 10 and continue til January 16.

'Startup India Innovation Week' will have sessions ranging from topics such as enhancing market access opportunities, discussions with industry leaders, best practices by states, capacity building of enablers, reverse pitching by incubators, technology exhibitions, corporate connects and more.

"The programme is expected to bring together top policy makers, industry, academia, investors, startups, and all ecosystem enablers from across the globe," the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry statement said.


Green Energy: India's clean energy push propels renewable companies' stocks


The Centre's push to increase renewables-based sources in India's overall energy mix have pushed up the prices of clean energy players' stocks over the past several months.

Accordingly, shares of Suzlon Energy, Orient Green Power, Inox Wind, JSW Energy, Adani Green Energy, Websol Energy System, Borosil Renewables have seen a substantial rise.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the COP26 meet in Glasgow said India aims to increase its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 Giga Watt by 2030, besides the country wishes to fulfil 50 per cent of its energy requirements from renewable energy sources by 2030.

Also, India intends to reduce its total projected carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2030.

Amongst the rising stocks, Orient Green Power' scrip rose 612 per cent during the last one year.

Founded in 2006, the firm is engaged in the business of generation and sale of power using renewable energy sources, such as biomass, mini hydel, wind, biogas and biofuels.

Besides, JSW Energy shares rose 348 per cent, Inox Wind 295 per cent, Websol Energy System 202 per cent, Borosil Renewables 142 per cent, respectively, during the period.

Further, the centre had in 2021 preponed its set deadline to 2025 to meet the target of 20 per cent ethanol blending in petrol. Earlier the target was set for 2030.

In line with the announcement, many investments and expansion activities are expected in the biofuel space. Stocks of sugar companies also turned buoyant with the preponement of the deadline.

Sugarcane is widely used in biofuel production.

Balrampur Chini Mill shares rose 144 per cent in the last one year, Dalmia Bharat Sugar 207 per cent, Triveni Engineering 242 per cent, Shree Renuka Sugars 180 per cent. These companies deal in sugar and its allied activities.

According to a recent report by the International Energy Agency, India is expected to become the third-largest market for ethanol, a kind of biofuel, in the world after the US and Brazil by 2026.