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Green Revolution: India’s Ambitious Sustainable Development Roadmap Unveiled

In a resolute commitment to environmental stewardship, India has unveiled the ‘Amrit Kaal’ strategy, a comprehensive plan aimed at achieving ‘Net Zero’ emissions by 2070. This ambitious roadmap encompasses a range of initiatives designed to transform the nation’s energy landscape and promote environmentally friendly alternatives.

Key elements of the ‘Amrit Kaal’ strategy include:

1. Viability Gap Funding for Wind Energy: The plan includes implementing financial support mechanisms to bridge viability gaps in wind energy projects, fostering the growth of renewable energy sources.

2. Coal Gasification and Liquefaction Capacity: India is set to establish infrastructure for coal gasification and liquefaction, exploring cleaner energy options and reducing dependency on traditional fossil fuels.

3. Phased Mandatory Blending of Clean Energy: A phased approach to mandatory blending of clean energy sources, including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Piped Natural Gas (PNG), and compressed biogas, aims to transition towards a more sustainable energy mix.

4. Financial Assistance for Biomass Aggregation Machinery: To promote sustainable agricultural practices, financial aid will be provided to facilitate the procurement of biomass aggregation machinery, encouraging eco-friendly farming methods.

5. Rooftop Solarization for Free Electricity: The ‘Amrit Kaal’ strategy aims to empower one crore households with rooftop solar installations, generating up to 300 units of free electricity monthly and promoting decentralized clean energy.

6. Adoption of E-Buses for Public Transport: Revolutionizing public transport, the plan includes the incorporation of environmentally friendly electric buses into the network, reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

7. Strengthening E-Vehicle Ecosystem: Supporting the manufacturing and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is a crucial aspect of the strategy, bolstering the e-vehicle ecosystem and encouraging the adoption of clean transportation.

8. Biomanufacturing and Bio-foundry Scheme: A new scheme focused on biomanufacturing and bio-foundry aims to encourage the development and adoption of eco-friendly alternatives, promoting sustainability in various sectors.

9. LPG Connections under PMUY: Over 10 crore LPG connections will be released under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), promoting clean cooking fuel and reducing indoor air pollution.

10. LED Distribution Initiatives: Several initiatives under the ‘Amrit Kaal’ strategy include the distribution of 36.9 crore LED bulbs, 72.2 lakh LED tube lights, and 23.6 lakh energy-efficient fans under the UJALA initiative, contributing to energy efficiency and reduced electricity consumption.

11. LED Street Lights Installation: The successful installation of 1.3 crore LED street lights under the Street Lighting National Programme (SNLP) contributes significantly to energy efficiency in public spaces.

India’s ‘Amrit Kaal’ strategy reflects a holistic and forward-thinking approach to sustainable development, emphasizing green energy, clean transportation, and eco-friendly practices. These initiatives are poised to make a significant impact on India’s journey towards achieving its ambitious ‘Net Zero’ emissions goal by 2070, solidifying the nation’s commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.

Aryan Jakhar
Aryan Jakhar
Aryan Jakhar is an Indian Journalist with over two years of active working experience. Aryan is currently working as editor-in-chief at BusinessHeadline.in and he is reachable on contact@businessheadline.in
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