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About the programmes

The increasing industrialization, urbanization and changes in the pattern of life, which accompany the process of economic growth, give rise to generation of increasing quantities of wastes leading to increased threats to the environment. In recent years, technologies have been developed that not only helps in generating substantial quantity of energy, but also helps controlling the issue of air pollution & reducing the quantity of waste for its safe disposal.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, is promoting all the technology options available for setting up projects for recovery of energy from urban, industrial and agricultural wastes. With this objective, the Ministry launched following programmes: