India has declared the goal to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2070. Energy use has doubled in the last 20 years and is likely to grow by at least another 25% by 2030,
- India currently imports over 40% of its primary energy requirements, worth over USD 90 billion every year.
- In this context, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister has approved National Green Hydrogen Mission.
About National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM)
- Approved on: January 4, 2023
- Approved by: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister
- NGHM is under: Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
- The mission is proposed to be implemented in a phased manner, focusing initially on the deployment of Green Hydrogen in sectors that are already using hydrogen, and evolving an ecosystem for R&D, regulations and pilot projects
- PHASE I (2022-23 To 2025-26)
- PHASE II (2026-27 To 2029-30),
- The initial outlay for the Mission will be Rs 19,744 crore.
- SIGHT Programme: Under the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition Programme (SIGHT), two distinct financial incentive mechanisms-targeting domestic manufacturing of electrolysers and production of Green Hydrogen-, will be provided under the Mission.
- Pilot projects: The Mission will also support pilot projects in emerging end-use sectors and production pathways.
- R&D Projects: Public-Private Partnership framework for R&D (Strategic Hydrogen Innovation Partnership-SHIP) will be facilitated.
- Skill Development: A coordinated skill development programme will also be undertaken under the Mission.