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Government of India
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
19-November-2010 17:27 IST
Power Generation from Biomass
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A target for setting up of biomass based power generation projects of 500 Megawatt (MW) has been fixed for the 11th Five Year Plan period in the country, against which a capacity of 460 MW has been achieved. Biomass projects with a cumulative capacity of 980 MW have been installed, so far in the country.

 

            Biomass power projects are set-up as commercial projects through private investment at viable locations depending upon availability of biomass.  Central Financial Assistance is provided to the Financial Institutions for reduction in the loan amount sanctioned for the projects. 

  

            State-wise details of biomass power projects commissioned and under implementation are given below:

 

Sl.

No.

State

Commissioned (MW)

Under

Implementation (MW)

1.

Andhra Pradesh

210

7.5

2.

Chhattisgarh

226

71

3.

Gujarat

-

30

4.

Haryana

4

-

5.

Karnataka

82

-

6.

Maharashtra

126

100

7.

Madhya Pradesh

-

43.5

8.

Orissa

-

20

9.

Punjab

51

18

10.

Rajasthan

71

20

11.

Tamilnadu

179

28

12.

Uttar Pradesh

15

21

13..

West Bengal

16

23.5

 

T o t a l

980

382.5

 

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is encouraging setting up of biomass power projects through various technological routes namely combustion, gasification and cogeneration.   Various fiscal and financial incentives such as capital subsidy linked with project capacity and fiscal incentives such as concessional customs duty on import of machinery and components, excise duty exemption, accelerated depreciation on major components and relief from taxes are being provided for setting up of biomass power projects.  Besides, preferential tariff is being provided for sale of power from biomass power projects.

 

This information was given by Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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