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English Release 24-November 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India to visit Karnataka and Maharashtra on November 25 and 26
  • President of India condoles the passing away of Murli Deora
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • Mr. Yohei Sasakawa calls on PM
  • Shri Ajit Doval, NSA, appointed as the Special Representative of India to conduct boundary negotiations and strategic consultations with China
  • English Rendering of PM’s statement to media outside Parliament House
  • PM's statement to media outside Parliament House
  • PM expresses sadness on the passing of Shri Murli Deora
  • Election Commission
  • Bangladesh MPs visit Election Commission Impressed by Indian Electronic Voting Machine
  • Facts at A Glance- Jharkhand
  • Min for Develop. of North-East Region
  • Promotion and Use of Hindi in the North East Region Development Programmes is Important Step in Mainstreaming North East to the Nation: Dr. Jitendra Singh
  • Min of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Felicitation to Indian Blind Cricket Team to South Africa by Union Ministers Shri Ananth Kumar & Shri Sarbanand Sonowal
  • Min of Defence
  • Avia Indra Joint Indo-Russia Exercise Enters Operational Phase
  • Go Green Drive by Cadets on The EVE of NCC Day
  • Min of Earth Science
  • Letter of Intent Between ESSO-MOES and UNESCO for Cooperation in the Field of Reducing Disaster Risks and Capacity Building in Earth Sciences Signed
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Quarterly Report on Public Debt Management for the Quarter July to September 2014 Released;
  • Auction for Sale (Re-Issue) of Government Stocks
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • India and Sweden celebrate 5 years of bilateral collaboration in healthcare
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • DG, UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova meets the Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • ‘Vithya’, ‘Womb on Rent’ and ‘A Rainy Day’ Discussed on IFFI Platform
  • Ms. Loreto Aravena of ‘I am not Lorena’ Meets the Press at 45th IFFI
  • Iffi 2014’s New Initiative ‘Talkathon@IFFI’ CONNECTS Virtual World with the Festival
  • Literature and News-Itemsboth are Likely to form Baseline for Cinema
  • ‘KILLA’ - A Realistic Fiction on Childhood Nostalgia
  • Min of Parliamentary Affairs
  • Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu condoles death of Shri Murli Deora
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2014
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 77.39 per bbl on 21.11.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • INDO-FRENCH Seminar on Rail Sector Inaugurated
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • Minister Flags off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi Bus Service on November 25
  • Min of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • ICT Can Help Government Empower PwDs and Lead to their Inclusion- Says Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Min of Urban Development
  • UNESCO lauds Heritage City Development Programme (HRIDAY)
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on November 20, 2014
  • Min of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Felicitation for Indian Team for Blind Cricket

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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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