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India is aiming to make 121 airports carbon neutral by 2025: Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia

  • IBEF
  • April 21, 2023

Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Steel, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, stated that currently 25 airports in India are using 100% green energy while 121 airports will be made carbon neutral by 2025. He was addressing the two-day EU-India Aviation Summit.

The aviation sector's contribution to emissions continues to be under intense scrutiny. “We have taken a number of steps to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate those from the aviation sector,” the Union Minister said.

He further informed that the government has mandated the use of renewable energy as part of the bid documents for upcoming airports.

Additionally, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia asked the EU participants to collaborate with India in the development of adaptable technologies and to support the goal of reducing emissions from the aviation sector.

The EU-India Aviation Summit will focus on EU-India air transport relations and the mutually shared challenges and opportunities of the two regions. Furthermore, the summit will bring together top-level policymakers, industry executives, and stakeholders from both regions.

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