Deliberations on climate change and manufacturing

Deliberations on climate change and manufacturing

Committed to developing futuristic technologies for India’s energy transition and climate change mitigation: Center

Srinagar, April 15 (BIP)

The Union Ministry of Heavy Industries today held a one-day meeting of its Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Manufacturing in Srinagar.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister for Heavy Industries, said that given the Prime Minister’s vision, industries should work towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and make India a global manufacturing hub. He also said that industrialization is the need of the hour to make the country self-sufficient in all fields, but it is equally important that industry strives to reduce carbon emissions in line with the commitment expressed. by the Prime Minister during COP-26.

The meeting focused on the efforts made by the ministry and the way forward to combat climate change through the adoption of innovative and futuristic policies.

To promote electric mobility in India, the ministry has launched Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME I) programs – Phases I and II. In addition, recently, the ministry has also launched a Production Linked Incentives (PLI) scheme for advanced chemical cell manufacturing in India, as well as automobiles and auto parts. With the increased adoption of electric vehicles, the country’s dependence on oil imports is expected to decrease. In addition, the adoption of electric vehicles will result in better environmental conditions and less pollution.

As part of the fight against climate change and the realization of the Prime Minister’s vision, the ministry also sanctioned a big no. charging stations for electric vehicles across the country.

The ministry is committed to developing futuristic technologies for India’s energy transition and climate change mitigation. In a step towards this direction, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited under the ministry is working to develop the ultra super critical advanced technology for coal fired power plants. The company is also focusing on the coal gasification process to provide a solution towards cleaner coal use.

Teresa H. Sadler