India hydropower output records steepest fall in nearly four decades

India’s hydroelectricity output fell at the steepest pace in at least 38 years during the year ended March 31, a Reuters analysis of government data showed, as erratic rainfall forced further dependence on coal-fired power amid higher demand.
The 16.3% drop in generation from the country’s biggest clean energy source coincided with the share of renewables in power generation sliding for the first time since Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed to boost solar and wind capacity at the United Nations climate talks at Paris in 2015.