Govt looking to diversify agri sector to achieve clean energy goals: Nitin Gadkari
New Delhi/IBNS: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said India's fuel energy security can be well supported by the agriculture sector and the government is looking to diversify it into the energy and power sector.
He said this will be achieved with the adoption of a five-phased strategy: adopting biofuels and renewables, implementing energy efficiency norms, improving refinery processes, increasing domestic production and achieving demand substitution, reported NDTV.
The strategy will be driven by biofuels as important component in the Indian energy basket.
India is committed to reduce carbon emissions as a by 33 to 35% by 2030 as a signatory of the Paris Agreement or Paris Accords, Gadkari stated.
Steps are being taken to decarbonise the transport sector by cutting down on harmful Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.
India aims to achieve clean energy-based economy through an annual road-map for production, supply of ethanol till 2025-26.