Agartala, April 04: The Tripura state government in India has announced plans to develop a green hydrogen-based energy sector. Speaking at the ongoing science conclave as part of the G-20 Summit on ‘Clean Energy for a Green Future’ in Agartala, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha said the state would soon become the gateway for South-East Asia with the opening of new air, water, and rail connectivity.
Saha said that his government had already started working on solar and biomass-based energy and would now use green hydrogen to generate new energy. He added that the G-20 summit aimed to transform available resources such as bamboo and biomass into clean energy for a greener future. The central government had included a provision of INR 10,000 crore for green hydrogen in the Union budget.
The Tripura government has attracted interest from investors who want to set up businesses ranging from INR 10 crores to INR 300 crores in sectors including hospitals, food processing, tourism, e-vehicle manufacturing, IT, tea, rubber, agar, hotels, and pharmaceuticals.
The opening of the Indo-Bangla Maitri Setu in a few days, inland waterways connectivity through the Sonamura and Daudkandi protocol route, a new international standard airport, and Agartala-Akhaura railway connectivity would attract further investment in Tripura, Saha said.
In a separate briefing, experts discussed the scope of producing green hydrogen utilizing solar, wind, sustainable energy, and bamboo resources available in the state. The G-20 summit, which comprises 29 countries, including India, aims to focus on Sustainable Development Goals, the development of green energy, and multilateral institutions.