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VARANASI: This yr when G20 presidency is with India, a CNG-driven boat rally was flagged off by Union petroleum & pure fuel minister Hardeep Singh Puri at Namo Ghat in Varanasi on Sunday as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to chop India’s carbon emission.
Addressing the occasion, Puri mentioned, “From February 6 to eight, an occasion ‘Progress, Collaboration, Transition’ is being organised at — India Power Week — in Bengaluru as the primary main occasion underneath India’s G20 Presidency. The India Power Week follows the PM’s pledge at COP26 to chop India’s emissions to net-zero by 2070. As a part of this proposed occasion in Bengaluru, the CNG boat rally is organised in Varanasi to exhibit how PM’s imaginative and prescient has resulted in conversion of excessive polluting diesel engines to CNG engines in boats floating in river Ganga in Varanasi,” Puri additional added.
Second floating CNG station will come up at Ravidas Ghat as the primary one is already operational at Namo Ghat.
“It was PM Modi’s want to change diesel boats with CNG, he mentioned including, it’s nice to see that over 580 diesel boats have been switched to CNG resulting in a rise in revenue of boatmen aside from checking carbon emission. It has helped in checking noise and air pollution within the Ganga, he added.

“Varanasi has been witnessing the golden period of its rejuvenation envisioned by the PM. By conserving the heritage and tradition preserved, town has witnessed the rejuvenation of Kashi Vishwanath Dham and ghats alongside river Ganga whereas trendy services are getting added for reinforcing tourism”, mentioned Puri including, “We’re grateful to the PM for drawing a parallel line of vitality transition and vitality safety with the transformation of Varanasi.”
Expressing hope that the times would additionally come when boats in Ganga would float with inexperienced hydrogen, he mentioned saying to ascertain another floating CNG refilling station at Ravidas Ghat. With the allotment of land by state authorities the petroleum ministry will begin the method of building second CNG terminal alongside river Ganga.
Mentioning that emerged as quickest rising economic system of the world India is on the trail of turning into 26 trillion greenback economic system in its a hundredth yr of independence as a result of PM’s imaginative and prescient of constructing nation self-reliant, Puri highlighted four-pronged technique to chop India’s emissions to net-zero by 2070.
Talking on the event Union minister of state for petroleum Rameshwar Teli termed the CNG boat rally as an exhibition of India’s tradition, heritage and vitality transition.
UP vitality minister AK Sharma expressed gratitude for petroleum and pure fuel of presidency of India for the mission of changing diesel boats into CNG boats and likewise promotion inexperienced vitality within the state. He assured that state authorities would preserve extending all assist to its future ventures.
Later, with the flagging off by Puri the boat rally began from Namo Ghat. After passing by means of Dashashwamedh Ghat it culminated at Chetsingh Ghat, the place a laser present was additionally organized to mark the event.