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'India-US Revamping Their Strategic Partnership To Focus On Clean Energy'

Jitendra Singh called for for greater Indo-US cooperation in the field of clean and green energy and reiterated India's commitment to promote its Atomic/Nuclear programme.

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on Tuesday called for greater Indo-US cooperation in the field of clean and green energy and reiterated India's commitment to promote our Atomic/Nuclear programme for providing not only a major source of clean energy but also as a major tool of application in areas like healthcare and agriculture sector.

This was said during a high-level meeting with the US Delegation led by Deputy Secretary of Energy, David M. Turk, who called on Dr Jitendra Singh. Singh informed the delegation that in the next ten years, India will produce more than three times nuclear power and it is expected to reach 22,480 MW by the year 2031, from the current 6780 MW as more nuclear power plants are also planned in future. 

Singh highlighted that India and the United States are revamping their strategic partnership to focus on clean energy sectors, such as biofuels and hydrogen. Acknowledging this, US Deputy Secretary of Energy, David M. Turk assured Dr Jitendra Singh that America will deepen its collaboration with India in Nuclear Energy as there are a lot of complementarities there.

Singh said that with rapid introduction of biofuels, renewable energy and green Hydrogen, India is well poised to play an important role towards Carbon neutrality. He further informed that the Government is already encouraging adaptation of Hydrogen fuels and technology for the mobility sector and many industries like Steel, Cement, and Glass Manufacturing Industries have already started using Hydrogen for heating requirements. Turk acknowledging government’s efforts, promised deeper engagement with India in the Green Hydrogen sector.


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