"Clean energy, powered by clean technology, is critical for India. We need to get into a whole range of clean energy deployments... It is very important for India to get into cutting-age technology," he said.
Noting that clean technologies are becoming darling of investors, Kant said the solar industry should not only look at manufacturing for India but also for the rest of the world.
"Indian start-ups and entrepreneurs must get into new areas of growth," he noted.
Kant added that the government has announced production-linked incentive (PLI) for automobile and solar energy sectors to make the country a manufacturing base of auto components and solar photovoltaic cells.
The Niti Aayog CEO also noted that power distribution companies (discoms) need to be reformed and the government has also announced that all Union territories' (UT) discoms will get privatised.
"You need efficiency in discoms, you need to ensure theft in the power sector comes to zero level," he said.