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MNES is now Min of New and Renewable Energy

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.

Industry chamber Assocham had also made a representation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard.