Web Exclusive | August 2013
Karnataka gets Rs 74.09 cr for renewable energy projects
In Karnataka, so far, 2,170 mw of wind, 988 mw of small hydro, 491 mw of bio-mass, 14 mw of solar and 1 mw of waste to energy power projects have been set up, said the Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah in Rajya Sabha on August 26.
Renewable Energy based power projects are set up either by State Governments/State Government Agencies or by the private sector. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy provides fiscal and financial support to such projects, Abdullah said.
He made it clear that State-wise allocations are not made under renewable energy schemes/programmes. The Ministry has released a sum of Rs 74.09 crore during 2012-13 as Central financial assistance for projects in Karnataka, the Minister said.