Union Government approves National Green Hydrogen Mission.

  • The government has approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission with an initial outlay of 19,744 crore rupees.
  • Aim: To make India a Global Hub for production, utilisation and export of Green Hydrogen.
  • Of the Rs 19,744 crore outlay, 17,490 crore for Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition Programme (SIGHT) programme.
  • The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) will also formulate the scheme guidelines for implementation of the respective components.

Govt approved investment for 382 MW Sunni Dam Hydro Electric Project.

  • The Government has approved the investment for the 382 MW Sunni Dam Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh with an estimated cost of over 2,614 crore rupees (Rs 2,246.40 crore (Hard cost amounting), Rs 358.96 crore (Interest During Construction) and 9.15 crore (Financing Charges).
  • The project will be built on the Sutlej river.
  • It will be constructed by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam limited in over 5 years.
  • The project will generate employment for about 4,000 persons.

MP govt launched Chief Minister's Residential Land Rights Scheme.

  • MP CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched the Chief Minister's Residential Land Rights scheme (Mukhyamantri Awasiya Bhu Adhikar Yojana) at the Bagaj Mata temple complex in Tikamgarh district.
  • Under the scheme, plots worth about 129 crore rupees were distributed to 10 thousand 918 families of Tikamgarh district.
  • Aim: To provide free plots to the poor living in rural areas for building their houses.
  • The benefits of all other schemes will also be provided.

Dr. Tapan Saikia to receive Assam highest civilian award "Assam Baibhav".

  • Assam CM, Himanta Biswa Sarma has selected 21 personalities for the Assam State Civilian Awards 2022.
  • The State’s highest civilian award, Assam Baibhav to Dr. Tapan Saikia for his contributions in the field of cancer care.
  • Assam Saurav (Assam second highest civilian award) will be conferred to Krishna Roy; Gilbertson Sangma; Nayanmoni Saikia; Dr. Binoi Kumar Saikia and Dr. Shashidhar Phukan.
  • Asom Gaurav (third highest civilian award) will be conferred to 15 people.

Jal Ministry organises first All India Annual State Ministers Conference.

  • The Jal Shakti Ministry has organised the first All India Annual State Ministers Conference on Water in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on January 5, 2023.
  • Theme: Water Vision @ 2047.
  • Aim: To bring together key policymakers to discuss ways to harness water resources for sustainable development and human progress.
  • The Conference has also deliberated on ‘5P’ mantra (Political will, Public financing, Partnerships, Public Participation and Persuasion for sustainability).

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