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Post the NDC commitments under the Paris Agreement in 2015, India has been promoting RE, but the increase in non-fossil-fuel-based electricity generation between 2015 and 2020 has been only 3.2%. It is also important to note that nearly 33 GW of coal power plants are under construction, and 29 GW are at the approval stage in India — with about 18% increase in coal-based installed capacity expected in the coming years. Additionally, many inefficient or old coal plants are still generating electricity. The recent privatisation of domestic coal production for economic recovery has also put us at risk of high carbon lock-in.