Environment and Ecology

Environment and Ecology

NITI Aayog proposes decarbonising of industrial emissions

  • NITI Aayog and MN Dastur & Company jointly prepared a report on the policy framework of the CCUS.
  • Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is the technology which can be used for decarbonising carbon dioxide (CO2) from high polluting sectors such as steel, cement, oil, gas, petrochemicals, chemicals and fertilisers.
  • It has a critical role to play for the country to halve CO2 emissions by 2050, CCUS technology would help in promoting the low carbon-hydrogen economy and in removal of the CO2 stock from the atmosphere.
  • India needs a sustainable solution for the decarbonisation of sectors that contribute to 70% of emission.
  • CCUS has an important and critical role to play for India to accomplish net-zero by 2070.

About NITI Aayog

  • Formation – 1 January 2015
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Chairperson – Prime Minister
  • Vice Chairperson – Suman Bery

The Gold Awardees are:

Category I – Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering for Digital Transformation
(i) Central level initiatives e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (eGramSwaraj & Audit Online) Ministry of Panchayati Raj
(ii) State/UT level initiatives MINE MITRA Directorate of Geology & Mining, (Uttar Pradesh)
Category II – Excellence in Providing Citizen Centric Delivery
(i) Central level initiatives Judgement & Orders search Portal (High Courts of India) eCommittee, Supreme Court of India.
(ii) State UT level initiatives eRegistration (Self Help Portal) for document registration Department of Registration & Stamps. (Maharashtra).
Category III- Excellence in District level initiative in e-Governance
(i) North – East States + Hill States Parvarish (A step Towards Kuposhan Mukta Bharat) District Cachar, (Assam).
(ii) UTs (including Delhi) GAASH District Srinagar, (Jammu and Kashmir).
(iii) Other States Gang Canal Regulation Computerization Project District Sri Ganganagar, (Rajasthan).
Category IV- Outstanding research on Citizen Services by Academic/Research Institutions
Category IV Video Analytics for Safety and Compliance Applications Indian Institute of Tehnology, Bombay
Category V Trinetra: Integrated Command and Control Center (i3C) Police Department, (Gujarat).
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