MNES is now Min of New and Renewable
Oct 22, 2006 - Asia Pulse Data Source
New Delhi: The government has re-christened
the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources as
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
"The new name
gives a more positive outlook to the ministry as compared
to the earlier name," a Petroleum and Natural Gas
Ministry official said.
A Cabinet Secretary notification
has been issued to change the name of the ministry,
the official said.
The industry had been demanding
a change in name for the Ministry of Non-conventional
Energy sources for a long time on the ground that
the earlier name gave out a negative message.
chamber Assocham had also made a representation to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard.