MNRE seeks information on Research and Development accomplishments in renewable energy in India

Since its inception, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been

undertaking research and development activities through budgetary support. In addition,

extramural projects in renewable energy are also being supported by agencies other than

MNRE, such as Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Indian Council for

Agricultural Research, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Defence Research &

Development Organization (DRDO) and Department of Bio-Technology (DBT). R&D

support in renewables has resulted in achievements in many areas. Putting biomass on

technology ladder for various applications, technologies for bio CNG, development of a

number of solar technologies, industry driven hydrogen energy research are some of the

shining examples. However, India’s research and development accomplishment is not cited in

a manner, as it deserves and has not been presented in a consolidated manner.


2. MNRE has initiated an exercise for developing a compendium of India’s research

accomplishments in renewable energy area. Five areas viz, solar PV, solar thermal, wind

energy, biomass energy and new technologies are proposed to be covered. The Ministry has

written directly to institutions and organizations directly involved in renewable energy

research to provide inputs regarding their achievements. In order to ensure that the

information is exhaustive and representative of the research accomplishments of the country,

it is proposed to seek inputs from all individuals, institutions and organizations who have

contributed in renewable energy research.


3. In view of the above, we request all those who have contributed in renewable energy

research and have not been approached individually by the Ministry, to provide inputs in the

enclosed format. In addition to information as sought in the enclosed format, other inputs as

you consider important would be welcome. This will not only help us in correctly reflecting

contributions, but will also help in shaping research and development roadmap for

renewables in India.


In order to coordinate the study, a core group has been constituted in the Ministry.

The information may be sent to any one of the core group member on the following



i. Shri Anubhav Uppal, email:, ph: 9868262681

ii. Shri Dipesh Pherwani, email:, ph: 9560999291

iii. Shri Manish Singh Bisht, email:, ph: 9891415280

iv. Dr. Rahul Rawat, email:, ph: 9910210424

In case of any difficultly/clarification any one of the core group member , as above, may be



5. Considering that the study report is scheduled to be finalized by 2nd week August

2017, we seek inputs by 3rd week July 2017.

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Business | News published on 25/07/2017 by Rashmi Nargundkar

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