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Govt Increases Green Ammonia

24 Jun 2024

Govt Increases Green Ammonia Allocation for Fertiliser Sector Under SIGHT Programme of Green Hydrogen Mission

In a significant move to boost green hydrogen production and utilisation, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced an increase in green ammonia allocation for the fertiliser sector under the SIGHT Programme of the National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM). The allocation has been raised from 5.5 lakh tonnes per annum to 7.5 lakh tonnes per annum, reflecting the growing demand for green hydrogen and its derivatives.

Green Ammonia Allocation Boost

The MNRE's announcement on June 22 highlights the government's commitment to enhancing the production capacity of green hydrogen. This initiative aligns with the broader goal of the National Green Hydrogen Mission, which aims to achieve a production capacity of 5 million tonnes per annum of green hydrogen by 2030.

The Ministry noted that as the NGHM progresses, there has been a significant increase in demand for green hydrogen and its derivatives across various sectors. In response to this growing demand, particularly from the fertiliser sector, the MNRE has amended the scheme guidelines, increasing the allocation under Mode 2A by 2 lakh tonnes per annum. Consequently, the total allocation for the fertiliser sector now stands at 7.5 lakh tonnes per annum of green ammonia.

Stimulating Demand for Green Hydrogen

This increase in allocation is a crucial step towards stimulating demand for green hydrogen and its derivatives within India. By enhancing the capacity for green ammonia production, the government aims to support the fertiliser sector’s transition to cleaner energy sources. This move is expected to significantly contribute to the broader goals of the NGHM, which include decarbonising the economy, reducing dependence on fossil fuel imports, and positioning India as a leader in green hydrogen technology and markets.

National Green Hydrogen Mission: Driving India's Clean Energy Future

Launched on January 4, 2023, the National Green Hydrogen Mission has been allocated Rs 19,744 crores for implementation through FY 2029-30. This ambitious initiative is part of India's efforts to achieve self-reliance (Aatmanirbhar Bharat) in clean energy and inspire a global transition to sustainable energy solutions.

The Mission is poised to transform India’s energy landscape by promoting the use of green hydrogen, which is produced using renewable energy sources. This not only helps in decarbonising various sectors but also reduces the nation’s carbon footprint and mitigates climate change impacts.

Key Objectives of the NGHM
  1. Decarbonisation: The Mission aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing fossil fuels with green hydrogen in various sectors, including industry and transportation.

  2. Energy Independence: By promoting the domestic production of green hydrogen, India aims to reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels, enhancing energy security.

  3. Technological Leadership: The NGHM positions India as a global leader in green hydrogen technology, fostering innovation and creating a robust market for hydrogen and its derivatives.

Future Prospects and Global Impact

The increased allocation for green ammonia in the fertiliser sector is a testament to the growing recognition of green hydrogen’s potential to revolutionise the energy sector. As the NGHM gains momentum, it is expected to drive significant investments in green hydrogen infrastructure, research, and development.

Moreover, this initiative is likely to have a ripple effect, encouraging other sectors to adopt green hydrogen, thereby accelerating the global transition to clean energy. The successful implementation of the NGHM will not only help India achieve its climate goals but also set a benchmark for other nations to follow.


The MNRE's decision to increase green ammonia allocation under the SIGHT Programme underscores the government's proactive approach to fostering a sustainable energy future. By prioritising green hydrogen, India is taking a bold step towards decarbonisation, energy independence, and technological leadership. As the National Green Hydrogen Mission continues to evolve, it promises to reshape the country's energy landscape and contribute to a cleaner, greener world.

Stay tuned for more updates as India leads the charge towards a sustainable and energy-secure future with the power of green hydrogen.

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