You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
Natural resources occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by humanity, in a natural form. A natural resource is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity and geodiversity existent in various ecosystems. Some of them are essential for our survival while most are used for satisfying our wants. Natural resources may be further classified in different ways.
Power and Energy are two essential inputs for economic development and improving the quality of life in India. Development of conventional forms of energy for meeting the growing energy needs of society at a reasonable cost is the responsibility of the Government. This section focuses on the growth of both conventional and non-conventional form of energy in the country. Details of the schemes, policies, reports, statistics related to the sector are available. Special initiatives by the Union and state governments to promote the non-conventional/alternate/new and renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and bio-energy, etc., are also mentioned.
The renewable energy (RE), being clean energy source, is getting increasing importance in India at all levels. However, till recently little was known to common people regarding RE advantages, when the nodal ministry, MNRE initiated programmes, schemes and incentives for their development.
Some natural resources such as sunlight and air can be found everywhere, and are known as ubiquitous resources.