India aims at becoming ‘Global Hub for Green Ship’ building by 2030 with the launch of Green Tug Transition Programme(GTTP): Sarbananda Sonowal

Guwahati: In a major boost to the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative of the Government, the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Wdnesday spoke about a major policy initiative by the ministry to launch ‘Green Tug Transition Programme’ (GTTP) in a programme in New Delhi.

The programme will start with ‘Green Hybrid Tugs’, which will be powered by Green Hybrid Propulsion systems, and subsequently adopting non-fossil fuel solutions like (Methanol, Ammonia, Hydrogen), the Minister informed.

The Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal also inaugurated India’s first Centre of Excellence in Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS) here today. The centre is the result of a collaboration between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Government of India and the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

With the NCoEGPS acting as the Nodal entity for the industry, the plan is afoot to make India as the ‘Global hub for building Green Ships’ by 2030. The Ministry has set a target for the initial Green Tugs to start working in all major ports by 2025.

At least, 50% of all the Tugs are likely to be converted into Green Tugs by 2030, which will considerably reduce emission, as the country move towards achieving sustainable development. With these initiatives, the centre is aimed at playing a crucial role towards achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14) to sustainably manage and protect marine & coastal ecosystems from pollution, conservation & sustainable use of ocean based resources.

 The centre will engage in developing the regulatory framework and alternative technology adoption roadmap for green shipping in India. The centre – housed within the TERI complex in Gurugram – will work towards meeting the obligations under the Paris Agreement.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, said, “As India took the presidency of G20, it gives me immense pleasure to announce these initiatives as a major endeavour of the government towards a cleaner, greener environment. Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji, we have been working towards strengthening our efforts towards building self reliance in Green Ship Building as well as installation of green solutions in all possible areas under the Ministry’s purview. We hope to become the global hub of Green Ship Building by 2030 as we witness tremendous business potential and yet remain completely dedicated towards building a greener world.”

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