Total 5,17,322 electric vehicles registered in the country over the last three years,

(10 Aug 2021)

The Ministry of Heavy Industries formulated a Scheme Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme in 2015 to promote adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in the country.  At present, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 5 years w.e.f. April 01, 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 1...

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India welcomes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report.

(09 Aug 2021)

 

India welcomes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report “Climate Change 2021 : The Physical Science” released today by the IPCC. Several Indian Scientists have participated in the preparation of this report.

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Government continues to modulate the effective price to consumer for Subsidized Domestic LPG

(09 Aug 2021)

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today informed that the total amount of fuel subsidy paid by Government since F.Y. 2011-12 is Rs. 7,03,525 cores. The Budget Estimates for F.Y. 2021-22 for LPG & Natural Gas (NG) subsidy is Rs. 12,995 crores.

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Ethanol suppliers have contracted to supply 343.16 crore litres of ethanol to Public Sector OMCs for the ongoing Ethanol Supply Year 2020-21

(09 Aug 2021)

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today informed that Currently Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) are selling 10% ethanol blended petrol which contains 90% petrol and 10% ethanol from their retail outlets. Under this Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme, ethanol suppliers have co...

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Government taking various measures to promote use and distributorship of LNG

(09 Aug 2021)

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today informed that the Government is taking various measures to promote use and distributorship of LNG in the country including:

(i)  Prom...

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National Policy on Bio-fuels, 2018 envisages creation of a National Biomass Repository by conducting appraisal of biomass across the Country

(09 Aug 2021)

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today informed that the National Policy on Bio-fuels, 2018 envisages creation of a National Biomass Repository by conducting appraisal of biomass across the Country. Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), an autonomous organisatio...

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All 4,372 Urban Local Bodies/ Cities practising scientific disposal of Municipal Solid Waste

(05 Aug 2021)

All the 4,372 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)/ Cities are practising scientific disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as per the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Rules, 2016.  The details are as under :

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Steps to enhance domestic manufacturing of solar PV cells and modules

(05 Aug 2021)

For solar energy sector, on 07.04.2021, the Cabinet approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme, namely, ‘National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules’, with an outlay of Rs. 4,500 crore. Though on the same date, the Cabinet also approved another Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for White Goods (Air Conditioners and LED Lights), with an outlay of...

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Promotion of Biomass based cogeneration in sugar mills and other industries

(05 Aug 2021)

The Ministry has been implementing a scheme to support promotion of biomassbased cogeneration in sugar mills and other industries. The scheme was applicable for projects set up across India. The scheme was notified on 11.05.2018 and was valid till 31.03.2021. Under the scheme, Central Financial Assistance (CFA) @ Rs 25 Lakhs / MW of surplus exportable capacity for bagasse cogeneratio...

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Promotion of Hydrogen as automotive Fuel

(05 Aug 2021)

In her Budget Speech on 1 February 2021, the Finance Minister announced the launch of a Hydrogen Energy Mission in 2021-22 for generating Hydrogen from green power sources. Accordingly, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has drafted a National Hydrogen Energy Mission document which would inter-alia aim to scale up Green Hydrogen production and utilization across multiple...

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