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Wind Energy in India

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Wind energy is being seen as an alternate source of renewable energy and there has been a sustained interest and investment in the same.

Wind energy is being looked at as one of the important renewable energy forms as the Government of India has fixed a target of 500 GW of Renewable Energy by 2030 out of which 140 GW will be from wind.

When travelling in interiors Karnataka I have seen several wind mills that dot the landscape. recently on a trip to Rajasthan, I saw many windmills in the desert near Udaipur.

Clean energy is the need of the hour and India is no exception to the same and has made this a priority from the early 1980’s when the Department of Non-conventional Energy Sources (DNES) was started. In 1992, DNES became the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources (MNES) and in 2006, this was renamed as Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE).

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