India has abundant bioenergy resources and although the segment has made progress in the past few years, less than 10 per cent of the total potential has been achieved so far. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) expects the launch of the long awaited National Bioenergy Mission (NBEM) to provide a platform for achieving this potential by providing an enabling environment for large-scale biomass-based capacity addition during the Twelfth and Thirteenth plan periods.

The Indian wind power segement recorded its highest ever capacity addition in 2010-11. A total of 2,350 MW capacity was added during the year (accounting for about 16 per cent of the total capacity addition in the power sector and 74 per cent in the renewable segment) compared to the average capacity addition of slightly over 1,570 MW in the period between 2007-08 and 2009-10.