28 Apr 2012

Geo-Thermal Energy

During the last three years, the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and West Bengal have taken steps to harness geo-thermal energy in their respective states. Geo-thermal resource assessment studies have also been undertaken by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) at various potential sites through National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad. 

While no Geo-Thermal Energy Power plant has been set up in the country so far, the MNRE has prepared draft policy and guidelines to facilitate preparation and implementation of an action plan to set up projects for utilization of geo-thermal energy No specific assistance has been sought from any particular country. However India has Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on co-operation in Renewable Energy including Geothermal Energy with several countries. 

This information was given by the Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

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