PM Modi Announces National Hydrogen Mission and Energy Self-Reliance Goal for India

From the ramparts of Red Fort on India’s 75th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially announced the National Hydrogen Mission with a goal to make India energy self-reliant before the completion of 100 years of independence.

August 16, 2021. By Manu Tayal

From the ramparts of Red Fort on India’s 75th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially announced the National Hydrogen Mission with a goal to make India energy self-reliant before the completion of 100 years of independence.

PM Modi said that India is not yet energy independent and spends more than 12 lakh crore rupees annually for importing energy.

For India’s progress and to build a self-reliant India, India’s energy independence is the need of the hour! Therefore today, India has to make a resolution to make India energy independent before the completion of 100 years of independence and our roadmap is very clear for the same, he added.

Modi further suggested that it should be a gas-based economy,  a network of CNG & PNG across the country. There should be a target of 20 percent ethanol blending.

India has also made a move towards Electric Mobility and the work on 100% electrification of Railways is also progressing at a fast pace. Indian Railways has set a target of becoming Net Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030, he added.

Besides these efforts, the country is also emphasizing on Mission Circular Economy. Our Vehicle Scrap Policy is a great example of the same. Today, India is the only country in the group of G-20 countries, which is moving fast towards achieving its climate goals, PM Modi stated.

India has set a target of 450 GW of renewable energy by the end of this decade i.e. 450 GW by 2030. Of this, the target of 100 GW has been achieved by India ahead of schedule. These efforts are also instilling confidence in the world. The formation of the International Solar Alliance on the Global State is a great example of the same, Modi further said.

On building hydrogen economy, Prime Minister commented that, of every effort being made by India today, the thing that is going to help India with a quantum leap in terms of climate is the field of ​​Green Hydrogen... We have to make India a Global Hub for Green Hydrogen Production and Export in the 'Amrit Kaal'.

He also said that this will not only help India to make new progress in the field of energy self-reliance, but will also become a new inspiration for Clean Energy Transition all over the world. New opportunities from Green Growth to Green Job are opening up today for our start-ups and youth.
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