Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

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Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
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Agency overview
Formed 1992
Superseding agency
  • Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES)
Jurisdiction IndiaRepublic of India
Headquarters Block-14, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India
Annual budget 5,472.84 crore (US$860 million) (2017-18 est.)[1]
Minister responsible

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy or MNRE is a ministry of the Government of India. The ministry is currently headed by R. K. Singh, a cabinet minister. The ministry was established as the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources in 1992. It adopted its current name in October 2006.

The Ministry is mainly responsible for research and development, intellectual property protection, and international cooperation, promotion, and coordination in renewable energy sources such as wind power, small hydro, biogas, and solar power. The broad aim of the ministry is to develop and deploy new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of India.

The ministry is headquartered in Lodhi Road, New Delhi.[2] According to the Ministry's 2012-2013 annual report, India has made significant advances in several renewable energy sectors which include, solar energy, wind power, and hydroelectricity.[3]


1970s energy crisis led to the establishment of the Commission for Additional Sources of Energy (CASE) in the Department of Science & Technology (India) in March 1981. CASE was responsible for formulation of policies and their implementation, creation of programmes for development of new and renewable energy and coordinating and intensifying R&D in the sector.

In 1982, a new department was created in the then Ministry of Energy, i.e., Department of Non-conventional Energy Sources (DNES). DNES incorporated CASE under its umbrella.

A decade later, in 1992, DNES became the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources (MNES). In October 2006, the Ministry was re-christened as the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.[4][5]


The Mission of the Ministry is to ensure

  1. Energy Security: Lesser dependence on oil imports through development and deployment of alternate fuels (hydrogen, bio-fuels and synthetic fuels) and their applications to contribute towards bridging the gap between domestic oil supply and demand;
  2. Increase in the share of clean power: Renewable (bio, wind, hydro, solar, geothermal & tidal) electricity to supplement fossil fuel based electricity generation;
  3. Energy Availability and Access: Supplement energy needs of cooking, heating, motive power and captive generation in rural, urban, industrial and commercial sectors;
  4. Energy Affordability: Cost-competitive, convenient, safe, and reliable new and renewable energy supply options; and
  5. Energy Equity: Per-capita energy consumption at par with the global average level by 2050, through a sustainable and diverse fuel- mix. [6]

Key functional area[edit]

The major functional area or Allocation of Business of MNRE are:

  • Commission for Additional Sources of Energy (CASE);
  • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA);
  • Integrated Rural Energy Programme (IREP);
  • Research and development of Biogas and programmes relating to Biogas units;
  • Solar Energy including Solar Photovoltaic devices and their development, production and applications;
  • Programme relating to improved chulhas and research and development thereof;
  • All matters relating to small/mini/micro hydel projects of and below 25 MW capacities;
  • Research and development of other non-conventional/renewable sources of energy and programmes relating thereto;
  • Tidal energy;
  • Geothermal Energy;
  • Biofuel: (i) National Policy; (ii) research, development and demonstration on transport, stationary and other applications; (iii) setting up of a National Bio-fuels Development Board and strengthening the existing institutional mechanism; and (iv) overall coordination.


  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) - The objective of the mission is to establish India as a global leader in solar energy, by creating the policy conditions for its diffusion across the country as quickly as possible.[7]
  • National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP)[8]
  • Solar Lantern Programme LALA[9]
  • Solar thermal energy Demonstration Programme[10]
  • Remote Village Lighting Programme[11]
  • National Biomass Cookstoves Initiative (NBCI)[12]
  • National Offshore Wind Energy Authority[13]


Power from renewables[edit]


As of October 2012, the Ministry was successful in deploying a total of 26266.96 Megawatt (MW) capacity of grid-based renewable energy. 18274.80 MW of which was from Wind power, 3451.49 MW from Small hydro Power, 2175.23 MW from Bagasse Cogeneration, 1226.60 MW from Biomass power, 1045.16 from Solar power (SPV), and the rest from Waste to Power.


During the same time period, the total deployment of an Off-grid based renewable energy capacity was about 787.53 MW. Of these, Biomass (non-bagasse) Cogeneration consisted of 416.94 MW, Biomass Gasifier was 138.05 MW, Waste to energy was 73.72 MW, SPV Systems (of less than 1 Kilowatt (kW)) capacity was 103.81 MW, and the rest from micro-Hydro and Wind power.

Remote village electrification[edit]

Under the leadership of MNRE, the total number of villages that were provided with the Renewable Energy Systems was 8846.

Other renewable energy systems[edit]

The total number of deployment of Family Biogas plant was 44.08 lakhs. And the total area that it covered with Solar water heating (SWH) systems was 4.47 Million m2.

Institutions and regional offices[edit]

The Ministry has 4 specialised technical institution. They are:-

It also has a specialised financial institution called the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), in New Delhi. The agency provides term loans for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

The Ministry have 2 Regional Offices. One is located in Guwahati, Assam and the other one at Bhubaneshwar, Orissa. The Guwahati office has its functional jurisdiction in Northeast India including Sikkim, while the Bhubaneshwar office has it in Orissa and West Bengal.

State Nodal Agencies[edit]

The Ministry has established state nodal agencies in different states and union territories of India to promote and expand the growth of efficient energy use of renewable energy in their respective states. The primary objective of a state nodal agency under this ministry is to develop, co-ordinate, finance and promote research projects in the new and renewable energy field. It is also expected to devise programmes for research and development as well as applicative extensions of new and renewable energy sources.[14]

State Nodal Agencies under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India
State Nodal Agency Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Notes
Andhra Pradesh Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) Ltd. M. Kamalakar Babu [15]
Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) Marki Loya
Assam Assam Energy Development Agency Haresh Chandra Dutta [16]
Bihar Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency Dayanidhan Pandey [17]
Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) S. K. Shukla [18]
Goa Goa Energy Development Agency Michael M. D’souza [19]
Gujarat Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) V A Vaghela [20]
Haryana Haryana Renewal Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) Amneet P. Kumar [21]
Himachal Pradesh HIMURJA Bhanu Pratap Singh [22]
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) Sh. Gulzar Hussain [23]
Jharkhand Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency K. K. Verma [24]
Karnataka Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. G.V. Balaram [25]
Kerala Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) M Jayaraju [26]
Madhya Pradesh MP Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. SR Mohanty [27]
Maharashtra Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) Pravin Darade [28]
Manipur Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA) Birmani Singh Chingtham
Meghalaya Meghalaya Non-conventional & Rural Energy Development Agency Jopthiaw Lyngdoh [29]
Mizoram Zoram Energy Development Agency (ZEDA) Arun Kumar Tripathi [30]
Nagaland Nagaland Renewable Energy Development Agency K.T. Wabang [31]
Odisha Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) Roopa Mishra [32]
Punjab Punjab Energy Development Agency Amarpal Singh [33]
Rajasthan Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited B.K. Dosi [34]
Sikkim Sikkim Renewable Energy Development Agency Ms. Siphora G. Targain [35]
Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency(TEDA) Thiru. Sudeep Jain [36]
Tripura Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency K.K.Ghosh [37]
Uttar Pradesh Non-conventional Energy Development Agency (NEDA) Kumar Ravikant Singh [38]
Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) [39]
Puducherry UT Renewable Energy Agency Puducherry (REAP)
West Bengal West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) Narayan Swaroop Nigam [40]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Contact Details
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  4. ^ "New & Renewable Energy | UJWAL BHARAT". Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - Introduction". Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - Mission". Retrieved 2017-10-02. 
  7. ^ Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission
  8. ^ Family Type Biogas Plants Programme Archived 19 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Solar Lantern Programme
  10. ^ Solar Thermal Energy Demonstration
  11. ^ Remote Village Lighting Programme
  12. ^ National Biomass Cookstoves Initiative
  13. ^ "National Offshore Wind Energy Authority (NOWA) to be constituted shortly" (Press release). India: Press Information Bureau. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status in India (PDF) (Report). ICLEI South Asia. May 2007. p. 29. 
  15. ^ "Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Assam Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Goa Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Gujarat Energy Development Agency" (pdf). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  21. ^ "Haryana Renewal Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "HIMURJA". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "EnergyNext - Kerala draft policy awaits cabinet nod". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  27. ^ "MP Urja Vikas". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  28. ^ "Maharashtra Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "Meghalaya Non-conventional & Rural Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  30. ^ "Aizawal Solar City Master Plan" (pdf). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  31. ^ "Nagaland Renewable Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  32. ^ "OREDA Orissa". Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  33. ^ "Punjab Energy Development Agency Staff Structure" (pdf). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  34. ^ "Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited - Directors" (pdf). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  35. ^ "Sikkim Now - SREDA Director offers solar city scheme". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  36. ^ "Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  37. ^ "Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  38. ^ "Non-conventional Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  39. ^ "Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency". UREDA. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  40. ^ "West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency". Retrieved 7 September 2014. 

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