MNRE-Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal Ministry of the Government of India for all matters relating to new and renewable energy. The broad aim of the Ministry is to develop and deploy new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of the country.

Cabinet Approves Headquarters (Host country) Agreement between India and the International Solar Alliance

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for entering into Headquarters (Host country) Agreement between India and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and authorizing the Ministry of External Affairs for signing the Headquarter Agreement.  The Agreement was signed on 26th March, 2018. The Headquarters Agreement will […]

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Govt Issues Clarification on Tariff Based Bidding Process for Solar PV Projects

The move will allow solar power developers to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on solar equipment to discoms. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification with respect to ‘Clarification to guidelines for the tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of power from grid connected solar PV power […]

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Indian Industry to Set-up Energy Infra in ISA Member Countries, says Power Min

While speaking at the signing of the host country agreement between the ISA and India, the Minister also talked about doing necessary de-risking in this regard. The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh has emphasized on the need for our industry to go and set up energy infrastructure in other ISA member […]

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ISA, India ink Host Country Pact; ISA now Juridical Personality

The move will give ISA a juridical personality and gives it power to contract, to acquire and dispose off movable and immovable properties, to institute and defend legal proceedings. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the External Affairs Ministry of India has signed the ‘Host Country Agreement’ in New Delhi. The move will give ISA […]

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MNRE organizes Five-Day ‘Solar PV Rooftop’ Programme

The Gandhigram Rural Institute, a deemed to be university, Tamil Nadu, has been entrusted with the task of training graduates and new entrepreneurs under MNRE-USAID-Partnership to Advance Clean Energy-Development (PACE-D) Technical Assistance Programme. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has kick started the five day training programme on ‘Solar PV Rooftop’ from March 24 […]

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RK Singh asks Battery Makers to Set-up Units in India; Assures all Possible Support

The future bids will be for solar/ wind hybrid coupled with storage, says Singh. The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy R. K. Singh held talks with battery manufacturers and discussed with them about the creation of an ecosystem for incentivising battery manufacturing in India. During talks, the Minister exhorted the industry […]

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MNRE to set up 65,180 biogas plants in current year under the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP)

About 49.6 lakh household size biogas plants already installed under the programme The National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP) aims at setting up of family type biogas plants for providing biogas as clean cooking fuel and a source of lighting. The slurry produced from biogas plants as a by-product is an organic bio-manure for […]

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Government making efforts to reduce dependence on traditional biomass cooking

36,940 family type and 849 community type improved cook stoves distributed under the Unnat Chulha Abhiyan About 7.05 lakh solar cookers distributed/sold through the State Governments 3.45 crore LPG connection given under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana As per Census 2011, about 65.9 per cent of households depend on solid biomass, including firewood, crop residue and […]

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