SAEL Biomass Energy Project: Report and Recommendation of the President

Reports and Recommendations of the President | February 2023
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The project will (i) reduce the burning of agricultural residue, which is the present mode of disposal by the farmers, causing air pollution in north India; (ii) provide additional income to the farmers; and (iii) further diversify the energy mix of India in favor of renewable energy. It is aligned with the Government of India’s targets to reach 500 gigawatts (GW) of nonfossil energy capacity and meet 50% of cumulative electric power installed capacity from renewable energy sources, thereby reducing the carbon intensity of the economy by 45% by 2030. 

The report and recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors (RRP) document describes the terms and conditions of a project for consideration and approval by ADB's Board of Directors.

This document dated February 2023 is provided for the ADB project 56276-001 in India.

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