Under National Hydrogen Mission all major ports to have Green Hydrogen by 2035

National Hydrogen Mission all major ports to have Green Hydrogen by 2035

Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and AYUSH, said on Saturday that under the country’s National Hydrogen Mission, Green Hydrogen/Ammonia bunkers and refueling facilities will be established in all major ports by 2035.

Sonowal was speaking on PM Gati Shakti at the Indian Merchants Chamber’s ‘India Calling Conference 2023’ in Mumbai on Saturday.

Sonowal said that India is forging ahead with a speed never seen before. “It took the Indian economy 60 years to reach the US dollar 1 Trillion mark and now, in just 9 years from 2014, India is almost a three and a half Trillion Dollar economy”, said the Union Minister.

Sonowal added that the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways has identified 101 projects worth INR 62,227 crores for implementation by 2025 under PM Gati Shakti NMP. 26 projects totaling INR 8897 Crore have been completed, 42 projects totaling INR 15,343 Crore are in development, and 33 projects totaling INR 36638 Crore are in implementation. 14 projects worth INR 20,537 crore are expected to be completed by December 2023, out of the projects currently under implementation.

Sonowal added that of the 101 Gati Shakti projects, 12 projects totaling 9867 crores are being carried out in Maharashtra, with three projects totaling INR 3,165 crores having been completed. Two projects worth INR 675 crores are in the works.

Union Sonowal explained the progress made under the Sagarmala Project, stating that there are currently 802 projects worth INR 5.4 lakh crore for implementation under the Sagarmala Programme by 2035. 228 projects worth INR 1,21,545 crore have been completed, with another 260 projects worth INR 2.36 lakh crore in the pipeline. In addition, 314 projects totaling INR 2.11 Lakh Crore are in various stages of development.

“In the state of Maharashtra, there are 126 projects worth INR 1,13,285 Crore under Sagarmala Programme. Out of 126 projects, 39 projects worth INR 16,393 Crore have been completed. 42 projects worth INR 18,146 Crore are under implementation. 45 projects worth INR 78,746 Crore are under development stage” he added
In terms of green initiatives, he stated that, according to the country’s National Hydrogen Mission, Green Hydrogen / Ammonia bunkers and refueling facilities are to be established in all Major Ports by 2035.

“Deendayal, Paradip, and V.O. Chidambaranar Ports are developing infrastructure for the establishment of hydrogen bunkering,” the Union Minister said.

Previously, Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan stated that India is a major importer of defense equipment to maintain operational readiness and self-reliance and that reducing import dependency is critical to our strategic goals. He was speaking at a session on Defense Manufacturing Opportunities.

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