Joshi said in a conversation with PTI that to reduce carbon emissions, India has started large scale plantation along with intensive coal gasification campaign in public sector companies.
Joshi said, “The commitment that the Prime Minister has made to the world regarding climate change will definitely be followed. For that we are moving fast towards gasification so that pollution can be reduced comparatively. Along with this, we have also started a massive plantation drive.
The process of partially oxidizing coal with air, oxygen, steam or carbon dioxide is called coal gasification.
He said that in order to strengthen the technology related to coal gasification, the Ministry of Coal has requested all the Public Sector Units (PSUs) to participate in it. He said that MoUs have been signed with several PSUs and the Ministry is also involving the private sector in this.
Joshi said that the government is providing Rs 6,000 crore for financing the viability gap for gasification.
India is going to become the chairman of the G20 group from December 1. The G20 has also placed climate change high on its agenda.
He said that achieving India’s net-zero emission level will not mean that India will not emit any. “It would only mean that India would acquire the capacity to absorb emissions. Anyway, India’s per capita emissions are not even one-third compared to western countries.
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