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'Renewable Energy Could Address India's Energy Needs'

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April 28, 2014 AT 6:24 AM
A senior Indian official said Monday,Harnessing of renewable energy like wind, solar and biomass could address India's energy needs. Dr. Alok Shrivastava secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Speaking at a National Conference on "Nano Technology and Renewable Energy", organised by Jamia Millia Islamia, emphasised that the field of renewable energy, which has witnessed rapid growth in the last few years, could offer a solution to India's energy security needs. He observed that one of the major concerns of the government was that one-third of India's population was bereft of any kind of energy.