Abstract: There is an urgent need for transition from existing fossil fuel based energy systems to one based on renewable resources to decrease reliance on depleting reserves of fossil fuels with the objective to assess whether India can sustain its growth and its society with renewable resources. The International Energy Agency predicts that by 2030, more than 28% of the world’s energy consumption will be in India and China. India occupies the fifth place in the world in wind energy generation after USA, Germany, Spain, and China and has an installed capacity of more than 9756 MW as of January 31, 2009. In this study, an attempt has been made to analyse and review the development and dissemination of wind energy in India.

Keywords: Wind energy, status, renewable energy, policies