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National Hydrogen Energy Mission, Explained!

The launch of the National Hydrogen Mission was first proposed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Budget Speech 2021-2022.

By nayanikaphukan
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According to the Press Information Bureau, the launch of the National Hydrogen Mission was first proposed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Budget Speech 2021-2022. On 15th August 2021, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched the National Hydrogen Mission under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. 

Read more: National Hydrogen Mission

As stated by the Ministry of Power, Hydrogen and Ammonia are envisaged to be the future fuels to replace fossil fuels. One of the major requirements for the environmentally sustainable energy security of the nation is the production of these fuels using power from renewable energy, termed green hydrogen and green ammonia.

The use of hydrogen will not only reduce dependency on fossil fuels but will also help India in achieving its emission goals under the Paris Agreement.

Hydrogen Energy in India

In an article by Newsonair, a Petro Economist states that India has a significant potential for producing green hydrogen due to its advantageous geographic location and the abundance of natural resources there.

Green hydrogen production in India can be made cost-effective by adding the necessary capacity to renewable power generation, storage, and transmission. This will not only assure energy security but also ensure self-sufficiency.


Aims of National Hydrogen Mission

  • Lay down the vision, intent, and direction for harnessing hydrogen energy by the Government of India
  • Develop India as a global hub for manufacturing hydrogen and fuel cells technology across the value chain
  • Put forward specific strategies for the short-term and long term
  • Putting in place a framework for standards and regulations for hydrogen technology
  • Aid the government in meeting its climate targets. This will help in meeting the target of production of 5 million tonnes of Green Hydrogen by 2030 and the related development of renewable energy capacity.

Read more: Ministry of Power notifies Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy


The National Hydrogen Energy Mission will provide India with a roadmap for using hydrogen as an energy source. Hydrogen is advancing as a significant source of energy because of its zero carbon content and its non-polluting properties in comparison to conventional fuels that have a net carbon content in the range of 75-85%.

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