“India intends to increase the share of renewable energy to 60 % of the total power demand of each of its major ports from a present share of less than 10 %. This will be through solar and windgenerated power” says an official statement.
With an aim to develop a regulatory framework and alternative technology adoption roadmap for Green Shippingto foster carbon neutrality and circular economy (CE) in the shippingsector in India, Union minister of ports, shipping and waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday announced India’s first National Centre of Excellence for Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS) a major initiative by the ministry of ports, shipping towards providing greener solutions.
The announcement was made by the Union minister at the recently concluded “INMARCO 2022” in Mumbai.
“India intends to increase the share of renewable energy to 60 % of the total power demand of each of its major ports from a present share of less than 10 %. This will be through solar and wind-generated power,” read an official statement.
Speaking on the occasion, Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “It is my immense pleasure to announce the establishment of India’s first centre of excellence for green port and shipping as a major attempt by the ministry towards realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission LiFE movement. As per the vision of PM Modi , this movement is going to be an Indialed global movement for collective action to protect & preserve enviornment.”
Adding that the new centre is an important step towards this movement as it aims to transform ports and shipping turn more Enviornment friendly, he said, “The Deendayal port authority Kandla, Paradip port authority, Paradip, V.O chidambaranar Port authority, Thoothukudi and Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi have all extended their support to the min- istry to set up this centre.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is the knowledge and implementation partner for this project.”
“This Centre will help on policy and regulatory support to the ministry of ports, shipping and waterways for developing regulatory framework and alternate technology adoption roadmap for green shipping to foster carbon neutrality and circular economy (CE) in shipping sector in India.