Soon Piped Natural Gas consumers and users of other biofuels for cooking purpose may also get government subsidy like Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinder users if Niti Aayog’s proposal goes through.
Government think tank Niti Aayog is working on a proposal to replace LPG subsidy with cooking subsidy in order to extend the benefits to people using piped natural gas and biofuels for cooking purposes, a top official said today.
Transformation of rural ecosystems: Potential impact of renewable energy and electric vehicle convergence
With rapidly evolving technologies and business models, there is need to adopt new and fundamentally different pathways to provide clean, cost-effective, and efficient mobility services” said Arvind Panagariya the former Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog in a 2017 report titled India Leaps Ahead: Transformative mobility solutions for all.
India’s shift to electric vehicles (EV) has to be “gradual,” a government adviser said, signaling that the country may have further watered down its ambitions of having green vehicles comprise about a third of its fleet by 2030.
The government is mulling over giving target to state public transporters to deploy certain percentage of electric vehicles in their new orders, while it will refrain from coming out with a policy on electric vehicles, a top Niti Aayog official said.
Niti Aayog is in talks with the Uttar Pradesh governent for the state’s plans to distribute 20,000 gas stoves powered by methanol, its member V K Saraswat said today.
Petroleum is the taxation milch cow for the central and the state governments and it is unlikely to be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) any time soon.
The initiative by the NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog to promote the production and use of methanol as transportation and cooking fuel is a positive move that can serve both the energy- and environment-related objectives in one go.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to lift India’s economic growth rate to double digits after it recovered to a sevenquarter high of 7.7% in the March quarter, with the onus on states to do their bit to contribute to the effort while cautioning the country that the task will be challenging.
Despite the ongoing water crisis in Gujarat, the state has topped the federal think tank NITI Aayog’s composite water management index released on Thursday.