Shillong, June 23 : A National Seminar on Promotion of Clean Energy Access in North East India was held in Shillong on June 23, 2023. The seminar was organized by the Meghalaya New & Renewable Energy Development Agency in collaboration with the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

The seminar was attended by government officials, experts, and stakeholders from the renewable energy sector. The main objective of the seminar was to explore and understand potential pathways to energize the population of North Eastern states through clean energy interventions.

The day-long program saw the participation of resource persons who spoke on a wide range of topics relating to Overview and Current Status of Compressed Biogas, Biomass Pellets and Briquettes as Fuels, Role of Energy Access in Livelihood Enhancement in North East, Penetration of Small and Medium Scale Biogas Plants with a Special Focus on North East states, etc.

In his inaugural address, Meghalaya Power Minister, A T Mondal expressed his gratitude to the Ministry for organizing such platforms in the region and said that it is a great opportunity for the state and the region as a whole to tap other forms of new and renewable energy in order to address the power shortage especially in Meghalaya. He hoped that the deliberations in the sessions will go a long way in promoting sustainable energy in the region.

The seminar was a success and it is hoped that the recommendations of the seminar will be implemented to promote clean energy access in North East India.