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Nitin Gadkari: Alternate energy space can create 50-60 lakh jobs

Nitin Gadkari added that the government is committed to the environment, and that managing the cost of power is key to making green hydrogen viable for India.

April 27, 2022 / 12:50 PM IST
File image of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari arriving at the Parliament in a hydrogen-powered car. (Image Source: @OfficeOfNG/Twitter)

File image of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari arriving at the Parliament in a hydrogen-powered car. (Image Source: @OfficeOfNG/Twitter)

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has reiterated the government’s commitment to alternate energy. In an interaction with CNBC-TV18, Gadkari said green hydrogen is the “way forward” and the “future of India''.

Responding to questions on the government releasing the first phase of its green hydrogen policy, and Indian conglomerate's enthusiastic response to it, Gadkari was quick to respond, “there are different types of hydrogen — black hydrogen from coal and hydrogen from petroleum products. But my request to all manufacturers is that we need green hydrogen, because the government has a commitment for ecology and environment.”

On jobs generation, he said that the alternate energy space has potential to create 50-60 lakh jobs in India.

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