Bengaluru, February 6
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday showcased India’s phenomenal projected growth in energy demand, stable and decisive leadership, and sustained reforms to invite global investors in the country's oil and gas exploration and new energy, including green hydrogen.
Modi in his inaugural address at India Energy Week-2023 said India is the most opportune place to invest in the energy sector at present.
The country is projected to witness the fastest growth in energy demand in the world in the next decade, the Prime Minister noted.
"I ask you to explore all opportunities connected with India's energy sector. India is the most opportune place for investment today," he said at the event, being attended by several ministers, corporate leaders and experts from different nations.
He stated that despite the global crisis, India remained a bright spot for the world in 2022 due to its internal resilience.
"Multiple factors were behind it like stable and decisive government, sustained reforms, and socio-economic empowerment at the grassroots," he said.
He also noted that over 6 lakh km of optical fibre network had been laid to provide internet facilities to the villages.
"The number of broadband users in India has become 13 times more than it was nine years ago, and the number of internet connections has tripled in the same period," the Prime Minister said.
He said India is working on expanding its refining capacity from 250 MMTPA to 450 MMPTA.
On 20 per cent ethanol blending with petrol, he said India is moving towards achieving the target.
Modi also showcased the government initiatives on promoting green hydrogen in the country.
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