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  • Aug 9, 2021

National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM) has been introduced by the Finance Minister in her budgetary speech.

It was in the Budget speech of this year that the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman included the introduction of National Hydrogen Energy Mission. The Government has also started holding Green Hydrogen auctions.


  1. Hydrogen is said to be the alternative fuel and would replace fossil fuels
  2. India has set its goals to de-carbonize itself by 2050.
  3. This along with its ambitious goal of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity that was given impetus in the Union Budget 2021-22 would also get to raise INR 1500 crore finance

National Hydrogen Energy Mission: Reason for implementation

  1. India's heavy dependence on coal and the need to replace fossil fuels with hydrogen 
  2. Since it is estimated hydrogen helped in the formation of Earth, it would be more abundant than Oxygen. 
  3. The fuel would be used and can be reused again as it would control pollution.
  4. It is said to be 2-3 times better than petrol
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Matt Chester on Aug 9, 2021

Does India have the type of gas pipeline infrastructure built in that could become the conduit for a future with hydrogen, or would that need some significant buildout? 

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Jim Stack on Aug 9, 2021

I think India is making a mistake chasing after the Hydrogen dream. They have Solar and Wind. They are much better and lower in cost. They also have hydro and could expand that too. 

    I worked in

Mumbai for a year . We built a nationwide fiber optics ring and wireless phone system. It is very advanced with lots of customers. They should do a true renewable energy system in the same way. TK TK  

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