Lok SabhaRajya Sabha

April 6, 2017

Kalyan Banerjee asks a Supplementary Question on tidal wave energy

Kalyan Banerjee asks a Supplementary Question on tidal wave energy

FULL TRANSCRIPT

There is tremendous scope for the energy from the ocean as we have a long coastline of more than about 7,500 km and 336 islands in the Bay of Bengal and in Arabian Sea. Scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have done a few successful pilot projects on marine, tidal and wave mechanical energy projects.

Presently the Central Government wants to set up tidal power plants with economic potential in the Gulf of Cambay, the Gulf of Kutch and the Durgaduani region in the Sunderbans in the Ganges Delta.

My question, through you, Madam, is whether the Government has a proper institutional policy framework and adequate infrastructure with proposals  for funding to achieve the success in the tidal water power sector.