Cabinet approves International Solar Alliance (ISA): Signing of the Framework Agreement

  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the proposal of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) for ratification of ISA’s Framework Agreement by India.
  • ISA was launched jointly by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30thNovember, 2015 at Paris on the side-lines of the 21st CoP meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 
  • The ISA will strive to bring together more than 121 solar resource rich nations for coordinated research, low cost financing and rapid deployment.
  • The foundation stone of the ISA Headquarters was laid at Gwal Pahari, Guragaon in Haryana.
  • India has already committed the required support of operationalization of ISA. 
  • ISA will put India globally in a leadership role in climate and renewable energy issues. It will also give a platform to showcase its solar programmes. 


  • The Agreement was opened for signature on the sidelines of 22nd CoP meeting at Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • The Agreement invokes the Paris Declaration on ISA and encapsulates the vision of the prospective member nations.
  • UNDP and World Bank have already announced their partnership with the ISA.
  • Till now, 25 nations have signed the Framework Agreement.

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