Thursday, December 6, 2007

India Renewable Energy FDC

India FDC
Name: Renewable Energy
Issue date: 2007 November 22nd

5.00: Solar Energy
5.00: Wind Energy
5.00: Small Hydropower
5.00: Biomass Energy

Energy is a basic requirement for economic development. Every sector of economy-agriculture, industry, transport, commercial and domestic - needs inputs of energy. The economic development plans implemented since independence in India have necessarily required increasing amounts of energy. As a result, consumption of energy in all forms has been steadily rising all over the country.

This growing consumption of energy has also resulted in the country becoming increasingly dependent on fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. Rising prices of oil and gas and potential shortages in future lead to concerns about the security of energy supply needed to sustain our economic growth. Increased use of fossil fuel also causes environmental problems both locally and globally.

Against this background, the country urgently needs to develop a sustainable path of energy development. Promotion of energy conservation and increased use of renewable energy sources are the twin planks of sustainable energy supply.

Fortunately, India is blessed with variety of renewable energy sources, the main ones being biomass, biogas, the sun, wind and small hydropower.

The Department of Posts is happy to issue a set of four commemorative postage stamps on Renewable Energy depicting the four common applications of renewable energy i.e Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Small Hydropower and Biomass Energy.

2007 India Renewable Energy FDC
2007 India Renewable Energy Minisheet FDC

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