The present installed capacity of power projects based on biomass combustion is 1751 MWbagasse co-generation is 7310 MW and biogas based power projects is 7.8 MW as on 30 November, 2018.

The Government provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for setting up biomass power projects.

The Ministry has been implementing following schemes for development of bio-energy in the country:

  1. Programme on Energy from urban, industrial and agricultural wastes/ residues.

  2. Scheme to support biomass based co-generation in sugar mills and other industries.

  3. New National biogas and organic manure programme.

  4. Biogas based power generation and thermal applications programme.