However, only "very preliminary" progress has been made toward creating the regulatory framework that would allow offshore wind farms to be built, the insider added.
Both a steering and a technical committee have been established to guide India’s offshore wind policy, with both committees having met earlier this year. In addition, satellite and historic data from a variety of organizations has been collected and will be validated.
Shallow water sites off the country’s southern tip appear to have been accorded initial consideration, with an onshore 100-metre met mast due to be erected.
The Times of India recently reported that the ministry has also established an inter-ministerial panel focusing on offshore wind development.