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Kalam to inaugurate South Asia Renewable Energy Conference

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New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) President A P J Abdul Kalam will tomorrow inaugurate the two-day South Asia Conference on Renewable Energy 2006 here.

The conference, which will seek participation from over 500 business leaders and CEOs representing Non-Conventional Energy Sources of South Asia region, will also be addressed by Minister for Non-Conventional Energy Sources Vilas Muttemwar.

The theme of the conference, organised jointly by ASSOCHAM and the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES), will be cooperation in renewable energy technologies not only in South Asia but in the entire SAARC region which has the sources of non-conventional energy available in abundance.

The top policy makers who will represent the Indian government include MNES Secretary, Power Secretary, Ministry of Environment&Forests, senior officials from Planning Commission, Petroleum and Natural Gas, CEA Chairman and top industry leaders.

Among the SAARC countries which will have major contribution in the conference are countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Maldives.

The participants will highlight the need for tapping the sources of non-conventional energy in areas of solar, photovolatics, solar thermal, biogas, biomass, energy from waste, small hydro, wind power, tidal and other sources of non-conventional energy.

UNI CS SR HT1435

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