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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 188
ANSWERED ON:  19.07.2021
Alternative Energy
Shankar Lalwani
Will the Minister of



PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the country is facing the challenge of high fossil fuel consumption;
(b) if so, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether the government has formulated any plan to promote an alternative clean
energy in future;
(d) whether the Government has formulated any plan to promote electric transport
for energy security; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor ?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS
(SHRI RAMESWAR TELI)
(a) to (c) Yes Sir. During 2020-21, the consumption of oil based petroleum products
and natural gas was 194.6 MMT and 60.6 BCM respectively. Ministry of Petroleum
and Natural Gas has identified a basket of strategies inter-alia including primarily
increasing domestic production of oil and gas and promoting use of
biofuels/alternative clean fuels like ethanol and bio-diesel with a view to achieve
reduction in import of crude oil. Further, a scheme of Sustainable Alternative
Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) on 1st October 2018 to promote
Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) as an alternative and green transport fuel has also been
launched.
(d) & (e) The revised guidelines for granting authorization to market transportation
fuels i.e. MS/HSD inter-alia state that in addition to conventional fuels, the authorized
entities are required to install facilities for marketing at least one new generation
alternate fuels including electric vehicle charging points at their proposed retail
outlets (RO) within three years of operationalization of said outlet. In addition, as on
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1.7.2021, OMCs have installed 418 EV charging stations and 41 battery swapping
stations in the country at their Retail Outlets.
In this direction, Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) has also formulated a scheme
namely Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India
(FAME India) Scheme in 2015 to promote adoption and manufacturing of
electric/hybrid vehicles in India. Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being
implemented w.e.f. 1stApril, 2019 for a period of 3 years which focuses on supporting
electrification of public & shared transportation and creation of charging
infrastructure.
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