Guwahati News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a pledge to make India energy independent, before the completion of 100 years of independence and announced the National Hydrogen Mission on Sunday.
While addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi, on the 75th Independence Day, PM Modi took the above mentioned pledge with an aim to make India a hub for the production and export of green hydrogen.
Admitting that India is not energy independent and spends over Rs. 12 lakh crores every year for energy requirements, Modi said, “For the progress of India, it is necessary for India to be energy independent to make an Aatmannirbhar Bharat. That is why today India will have to make a resolution that we will make India energy independent before 100 years of independence.”
Modi added, “Whatever work India is doing today, the biggest goal, which is going to give India a quantum jump, is the field of Green Hydrogen. I am announcing the National Hydrogen Mission today in the light of the tricolor.”
Modi further highlighted that India has already achieved a milestone of 100 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity ahead of the target of 450 gigawatts by 2030.
Stating that India gives equal emphasis to environmental security as to national security, he said, “Be it biodiversity or land neutrality, climate change or waste recycling, organic farming, India is progressing in all these sectors.”
Furthermore, Modi also announced that India is the only country among the G-20 nations that is on the path of meeting its climate goals.