Tamil Nadu govt. to come up with green hydrogen policy

A techno-economic feasibility study would be taken up for identifying, in association with the Indian Railways, contours for setting up a highspeed rail corridor in Tamil Nadu to link several areas of the state.

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CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday, 19th April announced that a Green Hydrogen Policy would be unveiled, and a study will be conducted in association with the Indian Railways to identify contours to set up a highspeed rail corridor in the state. The Industries Department shall be renamed as Industries, Investment Promotion and Commerce Department, the government said.

Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu, making announcements for his department (2022-23) on fresh initiatives said that the government is paying attention to climate change mitigation by following sustainable industrial development policy and practices. “A Hydrogen energy policy will be released to encourage investments in various kinds (green hydrogen and blue hydrogen) of hydrogen production.” An ’Ethanol Policy 2022’, would also be unveiled, he added.

A techno-economic feasibility study would be taken up for identifying, in association with the Indian Railways, contours for setting up a highspeed rail corridor in Tamil Nadu to link several areas of the state. This study would be done at a cost of Rs 3 crore through the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), the Minister said.

A feasibility study would also be done by TIDCO for identifying a dedicated freight corridor in Tamil Nadu in association with the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India. Considering the wide ranging role played by the Industries Department including those pertaining to the traditional sectors like manufacturing and emerging sectors, the e-commerce, the department would be renamed, he said.

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