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English Release 18-December 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India congratulates ISRO for the successful launch of GSLV-MARK III
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM greets the citizens of Qatar on their National Day
  • Prime Minister Congratulates scientists for successful launch of GSLV Mk-III.
  • Election Commission
  • Facts at a Glance: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Min of Coal
  • Mines under CIL
  • Steps Proposed by the Government to Reduce Such Huge Imports of Coal
  • Clean Energy Tax
  • Min of Earth Science
  • Cyclone Centres in Various Coastal States
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Amended Exchange Rate of Foreign Currency Relating to Imported and Export Goods Notified
  • Government of India Signs Agreements with Germany worth Euro 625 Million for Financial Cooperation to Support “Green Energy Corridors (GEC)” Project under Indo German Bilateral Development Cooperation
  • Min of Food Processing Industries
  • Harsimrat Badal Launches ‘Fruits and Vegetable Availability Maps of India’ Report
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Member of U.S. House of Representatives calls on Union Home Minister
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • ACC Appointment
  • Views invited for proposals on Civil Services Examination
  • No reduction in retirement age
  • Officers belonging to SC/ST/OBC in All India Services
  • ACC Appointments
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 57.29 per bbl on 17.12.2014
  • Min of Power
  • Government sets up an Independent Government Company-POSOCO for Reforms in Power Sector
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • SUTP Expected to be Complete by November 2015
  • New Transport Application to be Launched on a Common Portal
  • Min of Science & Technology
  • First Experimental Flight of India’s Next Generation Launch Vehicle GSLV MK-III Successful
  • Min of Shipping
  • Process Improvements in Shipping Sector
  • Min of Steel
  • Mines & Steel Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Chairs Consultative Committee on Steel
  • Min of Textiles
  • Prices of Cotton
  • Setting up of Technical Training Institutions
  • Promotion of Chanderi Textile Industry
  • Trade Facilitation Centre
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Process of regularization of unauthorized colonies in Delhi extended upto 31.03.2015
  • Swachh Bharat Mission
  • Solid waste management one of the admissible components under Swachh Bharat Mission
  • Status of extension of Metro line to NOIDA Sector 62
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Survey on Ground Water
  • Water Quality
  • Construction of Dams along Borders

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Ministry of New and Renewable Energy 14-August, 2013 18:04 IST
National Offshore Wind Energy Authority (NOWA) to be constituted shortly

A National Offshore Wind Energy Authority (NOWA) under the aegis of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will be constituted that will act as the nodal agency for Offshore Wind Projects in the country. NOWA will carry out resource assessment and surveys in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of the country and simultaneously enter into contract with project developers for development of offshore wind energy project in the territorial water (12 nm). NOWA will be the single window agency and will coordinate with concerned Ministries/Departments for necessary clearances. However, NOWA will only act as a facilitator for getting clearance and application for clearance will be dealt in entirety by the concerned Ministry/Department. This was stated by Secretary, MNRE, Shri Ratan P. Watal, while speaking at the “National Consultation of Stakeholders regarding Development of Offshore Wind Energy in India” here today.

Shri Watal further said the Government of India is committed to provide a conducive environment for harnessing offshore wind energy in the country. Laying down figures he stated that India’s onshore wind energy deployment has crossed 19600 MW attracting USD 16.5 billion of investment in 2012 and it is estimated that by 2030 installed capacity could reach 191 GW. In order to facilitate the flow of renewable energy into the national grid, the Government plans to roll out a Rs 43,000-crore ‘green energy corridor’ project. The project will be implemented with the assistance of Germany which has promised to provide developmental and technical assistance of one billion euro as soft credit, he added.

A study by Scottish Development International done in January 2012 has indicated potential to establish around one GW capacity wind farm each along the coastline of Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. India is estimated to have 350 GW of offshore wind energy capacity. This was stated by Shri Alok Srivastava, Joint Secretary, MNRE. Shri Srivastava added that Europe (4995 MW) is the global leader in terms of offshore wind energy installation followed by China (390 MW) and Japan (25 MW).

Addressing the stakeholders consultation, Shri B.K. Chaturvedi, Member, Planning Commission said since cost of power generated from offshore wind energy is more than that generated from onshore, policy frame work to be formulated should address this differential in account. He further said the Planning Commission will ensure highest priority to the renewable energy sector in the country so that it moves forward to achieve energy security in the country.

The Ministries/Departments which will be involved in the process of granting clearances for Offshore Wind Farm Projects are Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Coast Guard etc.

The Stakeholders’ Consultation witnessed participation of various stakeholders discussing different aspects for development of offshore wind energy in the country.

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