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Government Strives to Spread Public Awareness about Need and Benefits of Renewable Energy

New Delhi: December 14,2012

The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah informed Lok Sabha today that his Ministry has been pursuing steps to spread information and public awareness about the need, benefits and uses of renewable energy mainly through use of the existing Government channels viz. State Nodal Agencies (SNAs), National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP), All India Radio (AIR), etc. Variety of media like electronic, print and outdoor publicity through exhibitions, hoardings, kiosks, etc. are also used for popularization of renewable energy technologies, systems and devices.

The funds are allocated depending upon the requirement as well as priorities of various programmes in Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Accordingly, the budget allocation for information and publicity activities is 14.00 Crores for the year 2012-2013 after taking into account the overall requirement for various programmes in the Ministry.

A proposal for higher allocation of funds for information and publicity awareness of new and renewable energy during the 12th Five Year Plan has been made, the minister said.

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