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National Green Hydrogen Mission Approved

National Green Hydrogen Mission Approved:

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister of India, has approved National Green Hydrogen Mission.

National Green Hydrogen Mission:

  • The initial outlay for the Mission will be Rs.19,744 crore, including an outlay of Rs.17,490 crore for the SIGHT programme,
  • Rs.1,466 crore for pilot projects, Rs.400 crore for R&D, and Rs. 388 crores towards other Mission components.
  • Aim: To make India a Global Hub for the production, utilization and export of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives.
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will formulate the scheme guidelines for implementation of the respective components.
  • The Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition Programme (SIGHT): Under this two distinct financial incentive mechanisms will be provided
    • Targeting domestic manufacturing of electrolysers and
    • Production of Green Hydrogen
  • The Mission will also support pilot projects in emerging end-use sectors and production pathways.
  • Regions capable of supporting large-scale production and/or utilization of Hydrogen will be identified and developed as Green Hydrogen Hubs.
  • A public-private partnership framework for R&D (Strategic Hydrogen Innovation Partnership – SHIP) will be facilitated under the Mission.

Green hydrogen:

  • It is the gas produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using an electrolyzer that may be powered by electricity generated from renewable energy sources.