Bioenergy in India: barriers and policy options
This study, Bioenergy in India: barriers and policy options, analyses the barriers and proposes recommendations to overcome institutional, technical, informational, market and financial barriers to bioenergy in India.
India offers a conducive environment for accelerating the use and internalization of bioenergy technologies (BETs). Nearly 25% of its primary energy comes from biomass resources, and close to 70% of rural population depend on biomass to meet their daily energy needs.
This study analyses the barriers to bioenergy development and proposes recommendations to overcome them. If carefully constructed, these policy instruments will not only demonstrate the effectiveness of BETs in a developing country such as India but will also help the government meet its renewable energy targets.