The government is expected to announce a comprehensive policy on non-conventional energy sources which will clearly identify the role of the government, industry, non-government organisations and others. Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Dr SK Chopra, said in June that the draft was ready and under discussion with state governments and others. He said three models have been prepared. In the first, the ministry and industry equally share the cost of the project. In the second a consortium of industries, institutions and the ministry contributed equally. And in the third model, the industry goes together with the ministry to jointly develop a project on an equal cost sharing basis. In all cases, industry would have the right of commercialisation of know how.
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