Stress on renewable sources of energy

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Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, Feb 8 (UNI) The generation of power from renewable sources of energy has been gaining momentum in the recent times due to depletion of fossil fuel and environmental issues, Director, Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) R C Tiwari said.

Presiding over a business meet on 'Recovery of energy and power generation from industrial and commercial wastes', he said, the Ministry was promoting use of renewable energy sources to meet local energy needs like cooking.

He advised the entrepreneurs to come forward to set up renewable energy-based power projects, availing incentives from the government. The total power installed capacity in the country, using renewable energy sources, was 10,984 MW.

NEDCAP (non-conventional energy development corporation of Andhra Pradesh) Deputy General Manager TSC Bose said 691 MW capacity renewable energy-based power projects were established in the state.

He said the Centre was extending capital subsidy upto 20 per cent of the project cost.

East Godavari district Joint collector K Vijayakumar said an 8 MW capacity power project, based on industrial wastes from distilleries, palm oil and starch manufacturing units, was set up in the district.

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