National Green Hydrogen Mission

    Overarching Objective

    “To make India the Global Hub for production, usage and export of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives. This will contribute to India’s aim to become Aatmanirbhar through clean energy and serve as an inspiration for the global Clean Energy Transition. The Mission will lead to significant decarbonisation of the economy, reduced dependence on fossil fuel imports, and enable India to assume technology and market leadership in Green Hydrogen.”

    Demand Creation

    Demand Creation

    Exports: Mission will facilitate export opportunities through supportive policies and strategic partnerships.

    Domestic Demand: The Government of India will specify a minimum share of consumption of green hydrogen or its derivative products such as green ammonia, green methanol etc. by designated consumers as energy or feedstock. The year wise trajectory of such minimum share of consumption will be decided by the Empowered Group (EG).

    Competitive Bidding: Demand aggregation and procurement of green hydrogen and green ammonia through the competitive bidding route will be undertaken.

    Certification framework: MNRE will also develop a suitable regulatory framework for certification of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives as having been produced from RE sources.

    Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT)

    Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT)

    In the initial stage, two distinct financial incentive mechanisms proposed with an outlay of ₹ 17,490 crore up to 2029-30:

    • Incentive for manufacturing of electrolysers
    • Incentive for production of green hydrogen.

    Depending upon the markets and technology development, specific incentive schemes and programmes will continue to evolve as the Mission progresses.

    To ensure quality and performance of equipment, the eligibility criteria for participation in competitive bidding for procurement of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives will specify that the project must utilize equipment approved by Government of India as per specified quality and performance criteria.

    Pilot Projects

    Targeted Sectors For Pilot Projects

    Outlay of ₹ 455 crore up to 2029-30 for low carbon steel projects

    Outlay of ₹ 496 crore up to 2025-26 for mobility pilot projects

    Outlay of ₹ 115 crore up to 2025-26 for shipping pilot projects.

    Other target areas include: decentralized energy applications, hydrogen production from biomass, hydrogen storage technologies, etc.

    Green Hydrogen Hubs

    Green Hydrogen Hubs

    The Mission will identify and develop regions capable of supporting large scale production and/or utilization of Hydrogen as Green Hydrogen Hubs.

    Development of necessary infrastructure for such hubs will be supported under the Mission.

    It is planned to set up at least two such Green Hydrogen hubs in the initial phase.

    Outlay of ₹ 400 crore up to 2025-26 for Hubs and other projects.

    Enabling Policy Framework

    To facilitate delivery of RE for Green Hydrogen production, various policy provisions including inter-alia waiver of Interstate transmission charges for renewable energy used for Green Hydrogen production; facilitating renewable energy banking; and time bound grant of Open Access and connectivity, will be extended for Green Hydrogen projects.

    Infrastructure Development

    The National Green Hydrogen Mission, which aims to accelerate the deployment of Green Hydrogen as a clean energy source, will support the development of supply chains that can efficiently transport and distribute hydrogen. This includes the use of pipelines, tankers, intermediate storage facilities, and last leg distribution networks for export as well as domestic consumption.

    Regulations and Standards

    The Mission will coordinate the various efforts for regulations and standards development in line with the industry requirements for emerging technologies. Work has commenced on establishing a framework of regulations and standards to facilitate growth of the sector and enable harmonization and engagement with international norms.

    Research and Development

    A public-private partnership framework for R&D (Strategic Hydrogen Innovation Partnership – SHIP) will be facilitated under the Mission. The framework will entail creation of a dedicated R&D fund, with contributions from Industry and respective Government institutions. These institutions will pool resources to build a comprehensive goal-oriented Research and Innovation programme in collaboration with the private sector.

    Skill Development

    A coordinated skill development programme, that covers requirements in various segments, will be undertaken in coordination with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

    Other Components

    In addition to the above, the Mission will also cover Public Awareness, Stakeholder Outreach and International Cooperation.

    Mission Governance Structure

    An Empowered Group (EG) chaired by the Cabinet Secretary and comprising Secretaries of Government of India and experts from the industry will guide the Mission; an Advisory Group chaired by the PSA and comprising experts will advise the EG on scientific and technology matters; and a Mission Secretariat headquartered in MNRE will undertake the programme implementation.

    Mission Outlay

    The initial outlay for the Mission will be ₹ 19,744 crore, including an outlay of ₹ 17,490 crore for the SIGHT programme, ₹ 1,466 crore for pilot projects, ₹ 400 crore for R&D, and ₹ 388 crore towards other Mission components. MNRE will formulate schemes guidelines for implementation of the respective components.

    National Green Hydrogen Mission Outcomes

    National Green Hydrogen Mission
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