SIGHT PROGRAMME (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     25th June 2024        

Context: Government enhanced  allocation for the Fertilizer Sector under SIGHT Programme of the National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM).

Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) Programme

  • About: It is a part of India's National Green Hydrogen Mission.
  • Launched in: 2023.
  • Implementation: Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).
  • Component: Electrolyser Manufacturing and Green Hydrogen Production.
  • Issuance of Guidelines: Its guidelines were issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for green hydrogen and electrolysers.

oThe guidelines and incentive schemes issued under the SIGHT programme will promote the large-scale utilisation of green hydrogen and its derivatives, and enhance their cost-competitiveness.

  • Financial Measure: SIGHT is a major financial measure under the National Green Hydrogen Mission.
  • Objectives of SIGHT

oMaximize Production: To maximize the production of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives in India.

oEnhance Cost-Competitiveness: Enhance the cost-competitiveness of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives vis-a-vis fossil-based alternatives.

oEncourage Utilization: Encourage the large-scale utilization of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives.

National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM) 

  • Approved in: January 4, 2022.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • Objective: To make India the Global Hub for production, usage and export of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives.
  • To make India a leader in technology and manufacturing of electrolysers and other enabling technologies for Green Hydrogen.
  • Green Hydrogen: It is produced using electrolysis of water with electricity generated by renewable energy.