Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the share of natural gas in India’s energy will more than double. (Image: ANI)
Speaking clearly on his roadmap for energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the share of natural gas in India’s energy will more than double, the energy source will be diversified and the country will be connected to a gas pipeline grid, so that people and industry Will help in providing economical oil. While inaugurating a 450 km natural gas pipeline between Kochi in Kerala and Mangaluru in Karnataka, he said that under his government, unexpected work is being done on highways, railways, metro, air, water, digital and gas connectivity in India. Will help in economic development.
Natural gas network will be 32 thousand kilometers
Modi said that the government has an integrated approach to energy planning. Our energy agenda is completely inclusive. Where, on the one hand, the natural gas pipeline network is being doubled in five to six years to about 32 thousand kilometers. On the other hand, work has started in Gujarat on the world’s largest hybrid renewable plant with wind and solar power. He said that emphasis is also being laid on manufacturing and electric mobility of bio fuel.
The Prime Minister said that these steps will help India not to depend on polluting coal and liquid fuel for its energy needs. At present, 58 percent of the total energy consumption in the country is from coal, while petroleum and other liquids account for 26 percent of the energy. The share of natural gas is only 6 per cent, while that of renewables is less than 2 per cent.
Modi said that the target is to increase the share of natural gas, which can be cleaned and transported through pipelines, to 15 percent by 2030.