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MNRE extends phase-III of off-grid solar programme till March next year

By : Sustainability ..., May 4, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the extension of the off-grid and decentralised solar photovoltaic (PV) applications programme phase-III till 31 March, 2021. The ministry added that during the extended period, the sanction of new projects under...

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MNRE scraps AJAY Phase-II scheme; experts say result of fiscal constraints

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced the closure of the Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) Phase-II due to the Coronavirus outbreak but, according to sector experts, this could be a result of the financial constraints at the ministry level. “Due to the outbreak of...

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MNRE announces scheme for 100% solarization of Sun-temple town Modhera in Gujarat

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 30, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a scheme that aims at 100 per cent solarization of Modhera in Gujarat. The town, located in Mehsana district, houses the famous Sun Temple, a hindu temple dedicated to the sun God. Under the scheme the domestic and...

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Govt grants Rs 478 crore to waste-to-energy scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

The government has given its nod for a grant of Rs 478 crore to the waste-to-energy (WTE) programme for the remaining period of financial year 2019-20 (FY20). It has also approved a physical target of 257 megawatt (MW) for the mentioned period under the revised guidelines for...

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PM Modi launches Atal Bhujal Scheme for efficient groundwater management in 7 States

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a new project for improving groundwater management in 8,350 village in seven States where groundwater levels are critically low. The Rs 6,000-crore, five-year-long project will be named after former prime minister Atal Bihari...

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India can generate 18,000 Megawatt renewable energy using biomass: Power minister R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

India can generate around 18,000 Megawatt (Mw) of renewable energy using biomass and an additional 7000-8000 MW from bagasse cogeneration in sugar mills, power and renewable energy minister R K Singh has said. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched a...

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Modi govt planning to launch impact assessment survey of central schemes

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2018

As the Modi government prepares for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, it is planning to test the effectiveness of the schemes launched by it in the past four and a half years in swinging votes. The...

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