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National Hydrogen Mission

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 11 February 2022

India has announced a National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHM) that will draw up a roadmap for using hydrogen as an energy source. The Mission will focus both on the short term and the long term (10 years and more). The aim is to develop a global hub for hydrogen technologies manufacturing; to this end, a framework to support manufacturing via incentives and facilitation will be developed. The Government will also facilitate demand creation in specific areas, including mandates for the use of green hydrogen in industry (fertilizer, steel, petrochemicals etc.), and its demonstration in transport applications. The NHM will focus on the generation of hydrogen from green power resources and link India’s growing renewable capacity with the hydrogen economy. India's ambitious goal to install 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 was given impetus in the 2021-22 budget which allocated Rs. 1500 crore for renewable energy development and the NHM. The usage of hydrogen will not only aid India in achieving its emission goals under the Paris Agreement, but will also reduce import dependency on fossil fuels.

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