The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah has informed the Lok Sabha that that Biomass based power generation projects with a total installed capacity of 3462 MW which includes 86 MW in West Bengal have been set up in the country so far. State-wise details of biomass based power generation projects.
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is promoting setting up of power generation projects from biomass through various technological routes such as combustion, gasification and cogeneration. Various fiscal and financial incentives such as capital subsidy and fiscal incentives including 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 based power projects. Besides, preferential tariff is being provided for sale of power from biomass power projects.