Narendra Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru pipeline; guarantees to double pure fuel share in India


The authorities has an ‘built-in method to power planning and our power agenda is all-inclusive’, stated the prime minister on Tuesday

File picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday set out his authorities’s power roadmap, envisaging greater than double the share of cleaner pure fuel within the consumption basket, diversifying sources of power, connecting the nation with one fuel pipeline grid, and bringing inexpensive gasoline to folks and business.

Inaugurating a 450-km pure fuel pipeline between Kochi in Kerala to Mangaluru in Karnataka, he stated India underneath his authorities is seeing unprecedented work on highways, railway, metro, air, water, digital, and fuel connectivity which is able to assist financial improvement.

The authorities has an “integrated approach to energy planning. Our energy agenda is all-inclusive,” he stated.

While on the one hand, the pure fuel pipeline community is being doubled to about 32,000 km in 5-6 years, on the opposite, work on the world’s greatest hybrid renewable plant combining wind and solar energy has began in Gujarat.

Also, the emphasis is being laid on manufacturing biofuels in addition to electrical mobility.

In 10 years’ time, petrol shall be doped with as a lot as 20 p.c of ethanol extracted from sugarcane and different agro merchandise, he stated.

“This would help cut reliance on imports for meeting oil needs as well as reduce carbon emissions. Alongside, the share of natural gas in the energy basket is being targeted to be raised to 15 percent from the current 6.2 percent”, he stated.

The pipeline grid will assist enhance clear power entry in addition to additionally assist within the improvement of metropolis fuel tasks, he stated.

Modi stated 900 CNG stations had been arrange until 2014 after the arrival of compressed pure fuel as gasoline for vehicles within the nation round 1992. In the final six years, the variety of CNG stations has gone as much as 1,500 and the goal is to take them to 10,000, he stated.

Also, 25 lakh households had piped pure fuel connections for utilizing the gasoline for cooking functions until 2014 which has risen to 72 lakh now, he stated.

“We are working to provide clean, affordable, and sustainable energy,” he stated.

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