Web Exclusive | April 2013
India achieves 14,660 mw during 11th Plan
The Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah has said in the Rajya Sabha on April 29 that during the 11th Plan period, renewable power generation capacity addition of 14,660 mw was achieved against the envisaged target of 14,000 mw.
The Ministry had requested for an outlay of Rs 40,000 crore for the 12th Plan period. An allocation of Rs. 19,113 crore has been made for the renewable energy programme for this period. In the first two quarters of 2012-13, an amount of Rs 654.67 crore was utilised.
The target of 29,800 mw comprising 15,000 mw from wind, 10,000 mw from solar, 2,100 mw from small hydro and 2,700 mw from bio-power including waste to energy has been fixed for the 12th Plan period.