India needs a holistic plan to develop infrastructure and formulate policies to encourage the use of hydrogen-based energy sources, experts said in the 2021 edition of World Resources Institute’s (WRI) annual flagship event, Connect Karo, which highlights ways to make Indian cities inclusive, sustainable and climate forward.
In the session, ‘Hydrogen—a road map for India’, industry experts, researchers and policymakers discussed how hydrogen as a clean fuel can be pushed in India, and a holistic plan can ease various aspects related to its adoption, including production, transportation and research.
“With India announcing the Hydrogen Mission in the budget this year, it becomes important that we now come up with a holistic plan in becoming self-reliant. A strong policy and financial support in areas such as technology development, research and scaling up manufacturing capabilities will give India the push it needs in the area of clean fuels,” said OP Agarwal, CEO, WRI (India).
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his government’s decision to set up the National Hydrogen Mission