Raj Kumar Singh
|Jurisdiction||Government of India|
|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|Annual budget||₹10,222 crore (US$1.3 billion) (2023-24 est.)|
|Deputy Minister responsible|
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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is a ministry of the Government of India, headed by current Union Cabinet Minister Raj Kumar Singh, that is mainly responsible for research and development, intellectual property protection, and international cooperation, promotion, and coordination in renewable energy sources such as wind power, small hydro, biogas, and solar power.
The broad aim of the ministry is to develop and deploy new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of India. The current secretary of the ministry is Bhupinder Singh Bhalla.
The ministry is headquartered in Lodhi Road, New Delhi. According to the Ministry's 2016-17 annual report, India has made significant advances in several renewable energy sectors which include, solar energy, wind power, and hydroelectricity.
The 1970s energy crisis led to the establishment of the Commission for Additional Sources of Energy (CASE) in the Department of Science & Technology (India) in March 1981. The CASE was responsible for the formulation of policies and their implementation, creation of programmes for development of new and renewable energy and coordinating and intensifying R&D in the sector.
In 1982, a new department was created in the then Ministry of Energy, i.e., Department of Non-conventional Energy Sources (DNES). DNES incorporated CASE under its umbrella.
The ministry was established as the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources in 1992. It adopted its current name in October 2006.
The Mission of the Ministry is to ensure
To develop new and renewable energy technologies, processes, materials, components, sub-systems, products & services at par with international specifications, standards and performance parameters in order to make the country a net foreign exchange earner in the sector and deploy such indigenously developed and/or manufactured products and services in furtherance of the national goal of energy security.
The major functional area or Allocation of Business of MNRE are:
As per Annual Report 2016-17 of Ministry, As of December 2016, the Ministry was successful in deploying a total of 50068.37 Megawatt (MW) capacity of grid-based renewable energy. 28700.44 MW of which was from Wind power, 4333.85 MW from Small hydro Power, 7907.34 MW from Bio power 9012.66 MW from Solar power (SPV), and the rest 114.08 MW from Waste to Power.
During the same time period, the total deployment of an Off-grid based renewable energy capacity was about 1403.70 MW. Of these, Biomass (non-bagasse) Cogeneration consisted of 651.91 MW, Bio mass Gasifier was 186.88 MW Waste to energy was 163.35 MW, SPV Systems (of less than 1 Kilowatt (kW)) capacity was 405.54 1 MW, and the rest from micro-Hydro and Wind power.
The total number of deployment of Family Biogas plant was 49.40 lakhs. And the total area that is covered with Solar water heating (SWH) systems was 4.47 Million m2.
The Ministry has 5 specialized technical institution. They are:-
The Ministry has established state nodal agencies in different states and union territories of India to promote and expand the growth of efficient energy use of renewable energy in their respective states. The primary objective of a state nodal agency under this ministry is to develop, coordinate, finance and promote research projects in the new and renewable energy field. It is also expected to devise programmes for research and development as well as applicative extensions of new and renewable energy sources.
|State||Nodal Agency||Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer||Notes|
|Andhra Pradesh||Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) Ltd.||M. Kamalakar Babu|||
|Arunachal Pradesh||Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA)||Marki Loya|
|Assam||Assam Energy Development Agency||Haresh Chandra Dutta|||
|Bihar||Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency||Dayanidhan Pandey|||
|Chhattisgarh||Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA)||S. K. Shukla|||
|Goa||Goa Energy Development Agency||Michael M. D’souza|||
|Gujarat||Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA)||V A Vaghela|||
|Haryana||Haryana Renewal Energy Development Agency (HAREDA)||Amneet P. Kumar|||
|Himachal Pradesh||HIMURJA||Bhanu Pratap Singh|||
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA)||Sh. Gulzar Hussain|||
|Jharkhand||Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency||K. K. Verma|||
|Karnataka||Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd.||G.V. Balaram|||
|Kerala||Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT)||M Jayaraju|||
|Madhya Pradesh||MP Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd.||SR Mohanty|||
|Maharashtra||Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA)||Pravin Darade|||
|Manipur||Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA)||Birmani Singh Chingtham|
|Meghalaya||Meghalaya Non-conventional & Rural Energy Development Agency||Jopthiaw Lyngdoh|||
|Mizoram||Zoram Energy Development Agency (ZEDA)||Arun Kumar Tripathi|||
|Nagaland||Nagaland Renewable Energy Development Agency||K.T. Wabang|||
|Odisha||Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA)||Roopa Mishra|||
|Punjab||Punjab Energy Development Agency||Amarpal Singh|||
|Rajasthan||Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited||B.K. Dosi|||
|Sikkim||Sikkim Renewable Energy Development Agency||Ms. Siphora G. Targain|||
|Tamil Nadu||Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency(TEDA)|||
|Tripura||Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency||K.K.Ghosh|||
|Uttar Pradesh||Non-conventional Energy Development Agency (NEDA)||Kumar Ravikant Singh|||
|Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA)|||
|Puducherry UT||Renewable Energy Agency Puducherry (REAP)|
|West Bengal||West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA)||Narayan Swaroop Nigam|||
|#||Portrait||Name||Tenure||Prime Minister||Political Party|
|21 June 1991||2 July 1992||1 year, 11 days||P. V. Narasimha Rao||Indian National Congress|
|2||P. V. Narasimha Rao||2 July 1992||16 May 1996||3 years, 319 days|
|3||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||16 May 1996||1 June 1996||16 days||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|4||H. D. Deve Gowda||1 June 1996||21 February 1997||265 days||Deve Gowda||Janata Dal|
|5||Jai Narain Prasad Nishad
|21 February 1997||10 January 1998||323 days||Deve GowdaI. K. Gujral|
|6||I. K. Gujral||10 January 1998||19 March 1998||68 days||I. K. Gujral|
|(3)||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||19 March 1998||3 February 1999||321 days||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|7||P R Kumaramangalam||3 February 1999||13 October 1999||252 days|
|13 October 1999||30 December 2003||4 years, 78 days||Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam|
|(3)||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||30 December 2003||9 January 2004||10 days||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|9||Kariya Munda||9 January 2004||22 May 2004||134 days|
|22 May 2004||22 May 2009||5 years, 0 days||Manmohan Singh||Indian National Congress|
|11||Farooq Abdullah||28 May 2009||26 May 2014||5 years, 4 days||Jammu & Kashmir National Conference|
|26 May 2014||3 September 2017||3 years, 100 days||Narendra Modi||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|13||R. K. Singh
|3 September 2017||Incumbent||5 years, 348 days|
|Minister of state||Portrait||Political party||Term||Years|
|Bhagwanth Khuba||BJP||7 July 2021||Incumbent||2 years, 41 days|