Monday, 16 December 2013

Investment in Renewable and Nuclear Energy Sector

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has informed that during the years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 an estimated investment of around Rs. 74,629crore was made in renewable energy sector.
 It includes an expenditure of around Rs. 10,329 crore from Central Plan Outlay of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.

Department of  Atomic Energy has informed that total amount of investment made in the Nuclear Energy Sector over the last three years is as under:

2012-13 : Rs.4946 crore
2011-12 : Rs.4153 crore.
2010-11 : Rs.2540 crore

The amount is inclusive of Government Support and Internal and Extra Budgetary Resources under Demand No.5 Nuclear Power Schemes.

Department of Atomic Energy has informed that the total Government spending for the development of the Nuclear Sector over the last three years.

2012-13 : Rs.16456 crore
2011-12 : Rs.20484 crore*
2010-11 : Rs.12220 crore

This amount is inclusive of Plan and Non-Plan Budgetary Support and Internal and Extra Budgetary Resources under Demand No.4 Atomic Energy and Demand No.5 Nuclear Power Schemes.

 This also includes the expenditure incurred for the Research & Development activities carried out by various Constituent Units of the Department as well as Autonomous Bodies. 

Apart from the projects and schemes related to Nuclear Power Programme, the spending includes projects on radiation technologies and advanced technologies and their applications, schemes on basic and applied research and exploration, mining and milling of uranium and other fertile materials, industrial scale production of nuclear fuel and heavy water and infrastructure and housing. 

The activities of research-education linkage, research on cancer, cancer medicine, implementation of atomic energy in the field of agriculture, nuclear waste management are also included in the above amount.

(*This includes arrears of book adjustment of Rs 5900 crore — Interest on Heavy Water Pool Management — a departmental commercial entity.)

This was stated by Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena, in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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