DIMAPUR, APRIL 7: While Nagaland continues to have perennial shortage of power, the renewable energy potential of the State, which is estimated at over 8900 MW, continues to remain largely untapped.
According Minister for Development of North Eastern Region, G. Kishan Reddy the renewable energy potential in Nagaland from different sources is estimated to be 8934.18 MW. As against this, only 108.71 MW renewable capacity has been installed in the State.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today, the DoNER Minister said Nagaland has potential to produce 182.18 MW from Small Hydro Power; has the potential for 10 Bio-Energy; potential for 7290 MW from Solar Power, and 1452 MW from Large Hydro Power.
Out of this, renewable energy capacity installed in Nagaland is 30.67 MW of Small Hydro Power, 3.04 MW of Solar Power and 75 MW from Large Hydro Power.
Region-wise, the North Eastern Region has a renewable energy potential from different sources of 1,28,962 MW. As against this, 4,834.58 MW renewable capacity has been installed in NER, he said.
The DoNER Minister said the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is targeting achieving 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030 for the whole country, including NE states.
The Office of Geographical Indications Registry has registered 4 Geographical Indications Applications from Nagaland as on April 4, 2022.
The 4 are Naga Mircha (Agricultural), Naga Tree Tomato (Agricultural), Naga Cucumber (Agricultural) and Chakhesang Shawls (Handicraft).
This information was given by the Minister for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, G Kishan Reddy in another written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.
(Page News Service)