Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and French President Mr. Francois Hollande will jointly lay foundation stone of International Solar Alliance (ISA) Headquarters and inaugurate the interim Secretariat of ISA at National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) in Gurgaon on 25th January 2016.
"ISA will be a major international body headquartered in India,and will be a new beginning for accelerating development and deployment of solar energy for achieving universal energy access and energy security of the present and future generations."Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said in his interaction with media on January 21.
Shri Tripathy further said that India offered to host ISA at the premises of NISE and has offered 5 acre land. Three floors of the Surya Bhawan of NISE has been offered for starting the interim Secretariat. India’s effort is to build an Iconic structure for ISA Secretariat. In addition, India has offered a contribution of Rs 100 crore (around US $15 million) for creating ISA corpus fund. In addition, Government of India has offered training support for ISA member countries at the National Institute of Solar Energy and also support to ISA member countries for demonstration projects for solar home lighting, solar pumps for farmers and for other solar applications.