Mah govt approves Non-Conventional Energy Policy 2008

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Mumbai, Sep 4 (UNI) Maharashtra government today approved the Non Conventional Energy Policy 2008 to generate 3,500 MW power.

The approval was given in the cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh here.

Already the state is generating 2,293 MW non conventional energy as per the statistics available by the end of March this year.

Out of the 3,500 MW power, 2,000 MW would be generated from wind energy, 1,000 MW from sugarcane waste, 400 MW from agriculture waste and to activate 100 hydel power projects, whose generation capacity is less than five MW.

For all the power projects in these categories, fifty per cent financial assistance would be given from green energy fund and wind energy projects, while 100 per cent financial assistance would be given for connecting roads.

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