The challenge concerning the energy is not only an industrial issue but the rural population also faces the same equally. Be it depleting fuel wood resources for cooking or erratic power supply at homes. They get to struggle with the challenge day in and day out. Coupled with this are the health and environmental challenges that we face in the form of smoke that comes out of millions of wood-burning stoves. Moreover energy conservation is equally important to mitigate the climate changes and its consequences.
We address these challenges in a multi pronged fashion. Promotion of non-conventional and renewable energy is one of the important pillars of our programme. We promote solar home lighting equipment, solar lanterns, solar street lights and fuel efficient stoves. Dung based bio-gas plants are also being endorsed. All this is to reduce emission of greenhouse gases and help our nation to move towards a low-carbon society.