In India, Prime Minister Modi has set an ambitious target of installing 100 GW (100,000 MW) of solar power capacity by 2022. The current solar capacity in India stands at 8 GW as on July end, 2016. Thus, the target of moving from 8 GW in July 2016 to 100 GW by 2022, is one of the most ambitious targets globally.

This paper looks at the major problems faced by the wind industry in India. It then tries to address some of the reasons why the attitude of many people is either hostile or indifferent to this technology.