Major Indian ports to be equipped with hydrogen bunkers and refueling facilities by 2035: Sonowal

All major ports in the country will have green hydrogen/ammonia bunkers and refueling facilities by 2035, Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday.

Speaking to PM Gati Shakti during India Calling Conference 2023 organized by Indian Merchants Chamber in Mumbai, Sonowal said, “Ports of Deendayal, Paradip and VO Chidambaranar are developing infrastructure for establishment of hydrogen bunkers.”

“He said that India is progressing at an unprecedented speed. It took India’s economy 60 years to reach the $1 trillion mark and now, just 9 years from 2014, India’s almost $3.5 trillion economy is worth,” he said.

The minister added that the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways under PM Gati Shakti NMP has identified 101 projects worth Rs 62,227 for implementation by 2025.

“Of these 101 projects, 26 projects valued at Rs 8897 crore have been completed, 42 projects valued at Rs 15,343 crore are under development and 33 projects valued at Rs 36638 crore are under implementation. Of the projects under implementation, 14 projects worth Rs. 20,537 crore are expected to be completed by December 2023,” he said.

Sonowal added that out of 101 Gati Shakti projects, 12 projects totaling Rs 9,867 crore are under construction in Maharashtra state, out of which 3 projects totaling Rs 3,165 crore have been completed. 2 projects valued at Rs 675 crores are under development while the remaining 7 projects valued at Rs 6,027 crores are under implementation and are expected to be completed by 2025.

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