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Abstract: Biomass has been gaining impetus in the Renewable energy aspects in the recent times. In India, the surplus biomass potential is recognized as an important renewable source and has proved viable industrially both for captive and grid linked power application. This background necessitates having a nation-wide assessment of different types of biomass distributed geographically. The availability of biomass varies geographically widely and so, it is necessary to have special study on this keeping India’s geography in focus, to support the decision makers involving the market dynamics, and to build-up the tradition of using biomass and agricultural residues more productively. Keeping these factors in view the work reported here was initiated to make an assessment of biomass based power potential, nation-wide. This activity is now in an advanced stage of integration and the outcome of this is as an electronic atlas to be made available over Internet apart from a stand–alone application that can work on a Desktop PC.