Renewable energy for rural applications

The role of new and renewable energy has been assuming increasing significance with the growing concern for the country’s energy security. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has a wide range of programmes on promotion of renewable energy for rural, urban, commercial and industrial applications through grid-interactive power generation and off-grid/distributed renewable power projects and on research and development as well. This is the eleventh report of the Standing Committee on Energy (2009-2010) on renewable energy for rural applications.