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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is planning to generate 100 megawatt

“A target of 400 megawatt biomass power projects for the 12th Plan period and 100 megawatt during the current financial year i.e. 2014-15 have been set by MNRE,” said Power Minister Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

The Minister further stated that fiscal incentives such as accelerated depreciation, concessional customs duty, excise duty exemption, income tax holiday for 10 years and preferential tariff are provided for biomass power projects.

A target of 400 megawatt biomass power projects for the 12th Plan period and 100 megawatt during the current financial year i.e. 2014-15 have been set by MNRE.

In addition, the Central Financial Assistance of Rs.25 lakh per megawatt in special category states and Rs.20 lakh per megawatt for other states with a cap of Rs.1.50 crores per project is being provided by MNRE for setting up of the biomass power projects.

The State-wise details of biomass power projects set up so far is given below:-

State-wise list of commissioned Biomass Power Projects as on 31.01.2015

 

S.No. State No. of Projects Biomass Power
(MW)
1 Andhra Pradesh 41 288.00
2 Chhattisgarh 29 249.90
3 Gujarat 4 30.50
4 Haryana 2 13.50
5 Karnataka 15 107.50
6 Madhya Pradesh 4 26.00
7 Maharashtra 20 198.00
8 Orissa 1 20.00
9 Punjab 8 68.50
10 Rajasthan 10 101.00
11 Tamil Nadu 24 211.70
12 Uttar Pradesh 4 54.00
13 West Bengal 3 26.00
Total 165 1394.60

 

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The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill was passed after a division with 323 members voting in its favour and three against in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday

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The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till afternoon following protests by opposition members amidst a demand that the Constitution bill providing for upper castes reservation be sent to a Select Committee for detailed consideration even as the government sought to push ahead with its passage on the last day of the winter session on Wednesday.

With Lok Sabha having passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) bill providing for 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections among the general category in government service and higher educational institutions, Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot moved it for consideration in the upper House.

CPI member D. Raja, who objected to the consideration of the bill, demanded that it be sent to a Select Committee and the House should first take a decision on it.

Madhusudhan Mistry of Congress said the Bill was not complete and told the government that it cannot have both introduction and voting on the same day. He asked what was the urgency in the passage of the Bill.

Members were also protesting against the “unilateral” extension of the session till Wednesday saying it was done without consulting the opposition. They said the Chair did not announce a day’s extension in the working days of the House nor did it seek the members’ consent.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said the Congress was raising technical issues to stall the Bill. “If you openly oppose the Bill, it is different. Otherwise, let’s have a discussion on it as it has already been introduced,” he said.

Quota reservation bill moved in Rajya Sabha.

Moving the Bill, Gehlot said the Constitution does not allow reservation on economic basis and due to that poor people in general category miss out on opportunities.

“There was a complaint by poor of the general category that they could not avail of government benefits. The decision has been taken after much consideration. This bill will uplift the poor,” he said.

He appealed to the members to pass the bill unanimously. This was followed by the start of the debate by BJP member Prabhat Jha. But as shouting and uproar continued, Deputy Chairman Harivansh adjourned the House till 2 p.m.

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The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill was passed after a division with 323 members voting in its favour and three against in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day too, the House was adjourned once up to noon after protests by members on the “unilateral” extension. (IANS)