Government Promotes Non-Polluting Energy
POWER & RENEWABLE ENERGY

Government Promotes Non-Polluting Energy

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari emphasized the government's commitment to promoting non-polluting energy sources to enhance both private and public transport sectors in India. The focus on cleaner energy is seen as a crucial step toward reducing the nation's carbon footprint and combating climate change. Gadkari highlighted the government's initiatives, including the adoption of alternative fuels such as ethanol, methanol, bio-diesel, bio-CNG, electric, and hydrogen fuel cells.

The minister noted that these efforts aim to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, improve air quality, and provide a sustainable transportation infrastructure. He mentioned that the government is actively encouraging the production and use of ethanol-blended petrol, targeting a 20% ethanol blend by 2025. This initiative is expected to benefit the agricultural sector by providing an alternative market for crops like sugarcane and maize, thus supporting farmers' incomes.

Gadkari also discussed advancements in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, highlighting the installation of charging stations across major highways and cities. The government is facilitating the development of EV manufacturing units and offering incentives to boost the adoption of electric vehicles. These measures are aimed at creating a robust EV ecosystem in India, reducing the carbon footprint, and addressing urban pollution.

The minister stressed the importance of hydrogen as a future fuel, with plans to establish green hydrogen production units. The use of hydrogen fuel cells in public transport, such as buses and trucks, is being promoted to further reduce emissions. Additionally, Gadkari pointed out the potential of bio-CNG derived from waste and agricultural residues, which can significantly cut down methane emissions and provide a clean fuel alternative.

Overall, the government's multi-faceted approach to promoting non-polluting energy sources involves collaboration with private players, incentivizing research and development, and implementing supportive policies. These initiatives are expected to transform the transportation sector, making it more sustainable and eco-friendly. The focus on cleaner energy not only aims to mitigate environmental issues but also aligns with India's commitment to global climate goals.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari emphasized the government's commitment to promoting non-polluting energy sources to enhance both private and public transport sectors in India. The focus on cleaner energy is seen as a crucial step toward reducing the nation's carbon footprint and combating climate change. Gadkari highlighted the government's initiatives, including the adoption of alternative fuels such as ethanol, methanol, bio-diesel, bio-CNG, electric, and hydrogen fuel cells. The minister noted that these efforts aim to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, improve air quality, and provide a sustainable transportation infrastructure. He mentioned that the government is actively encouraging the production and use of ethanol-blended petrol, targeting a 20% ethanol blend by 2025. This initiative is expected to benefit the agricultural sector by providing an alternative market for crops like sugarcane and maize, thus supporting farmers' incomes. Gadkari also discussed advancements in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, highlighting the installation of charging stations across major highways and cities. The government is facilitating the development of EV manufacturing units and offering incentives to boost the adoption of electric vehicles. These measures are aimed at creating a robust EV ecosystem in India, reducing the carbon footprint, and addressing urban pollution. The minister stressed the importance of hydrogen as a future fuel, with plans to establish green hydrogen production units. The use of hydrogen fuel cells in public transport, such as buses and trucks, is being promoted to further reduce emissions. Additionally, Gadkari pointed out the potential of bio-CNG derived from waste and agricultural residues, which can significantly cut down methane emissions and provide a clean fuel alternative. Overall, the government's multi-faceted approach to promoting non-polluting energy sources involves collaboration with private players, incentivizing research and development, and implementing supportive policies. These initiatives are expected to transform the transportation sector, making it more sustainable and eco-friendly. The focus on cleaner energy not only aims to mitigate environmental issues but also aligns with India's commitment to global climate goals.

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