Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2013
Date Ended:2017
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Framework Policy, Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Planning Commission Government of India

The Five Year Plans (FYPs) provide the overall direction and basic framework for country’s policies, programmes and schemes in India. These Five Year Plans are implemented through Annual Plans (APs).

The Twelfth Five-Year Plan is centralized and integrated national economic program. The broad vision and aspirations which the Twelfth Plan seeks to fulfil are reflected in the subtitle: ‘Faster, Sustainable, and More Inclusive Growth’. The plan recognises a need for adopting a low carbon strategy for inclusive growth in order to improve the sustainability of its growth process, while carbon mitigation will be an important co-benefit. It has been highlighted that any such strategy of India must ensure that the focus is not just on low carbon development, but on increasing productivity that effectively lowers the use of fossil fuels. In this regard the Plan aims to:

  • Reduce emission intensity of GDP in line with the target of 20 per cent to 25 per cent reduction over 2005 levels by 2020;
  • Add 30,000 MW of renewable energy capacity during 2012-2017.

Moreover, an Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth was appointed by the Planning Commission. It has submitted its interim report, which outlines the low carbon strategy for major carbon emitting sectors, namely, Power, Transport, Industry, Buildings and Forestry. The Expert Group has identified twelve focus areas for the Twelfth Plan:

1)       Advanced Coal Technologies

2)       National Wind Energy Mission

3)       National Solar Mission

4)       Technology Improvement in Iron and Steel Industry

5)       Technology Improvement in Cement Industry

6)       Energy Efficiency Programmes in the Industry

7)       Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Programme

8)       Improving the Efficiency of Freight Transport

9)       Better Urban Public and Non-motorized Transport

10)   Lighting, Labelling and Super-efficient Equipment

11)   Programme

12)   Faster Adoption of Green Building Codes

13)   Improving the Stock of Forest and Tree Cover

This record supersedes:The Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012)

Last modified: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:47:58 CET