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Diesel Vehicles Ban: All diesel vehicles will be closed in India by this year, big update from Petroleum Ministry

Diesel Vehicles Ban:According to a recent report, it is being said that all diesel vehicles will be banned in India by this year. Let us tell you that a panel constituted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is recommending to promote the use of electric and gas-powered vehicles.

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The Kalamkar News, Digital Desk- India should completely ban diesel vehicles by 2027 and instead of diesel vehicles, people should focus on electric and gas-powered vehicles. A panel constituted by the Petroleum Ministry has given this suggestion to the government.

The panel has made a plan to ban diesel vehicles according to the population of the cities. According to which cities with a population of more than one million should switch to electric and gas-powered vehicles. Because the level of pollution in such cities is continuously increasing. 

A panel constituted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is recommending to promote the use of electric and gas-powered vehicles. 

A report posted on the official website of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas states that India is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. In this report of hundreds of pages, the complete plan for India's energy transition has been described. 

According to this, India is moving rapidly towards its goal of achieving the net zero target by 2070, but some special preparations will be required for this. 

The report states that no diesel buses should be added to city transportation from 2024 and no city buses that are not electric should be included by 2030.

This report states that India cannot depend on energy imports on a large scale and must develop its own sources. India's primary energy sources are coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear. 

Although biomass is another source of energy, its use is decreasing. Coal is the primary energy source for generation of grid electricity and is used by heavy industries such as steel and cement. 

Although coal is available in large quantities in India, oil and gas reserves are still to be discovered in the country.

Ban on diesel vehicles till 2027-

It has been suggested in this report that by 2027, diesel vehicles should be completely banned in the cities where the population is more than 10 lakh or in the cities where the pollution level is high. 

Apart from this, by 2030, only those buses which run on electric should be included in city transport. 

Passenger cars and taxi vehicles should be 50 percent petrol and 50 percent electric. It is being told that by 2030, the sale of electric vehicles will cross the figure of 1 crore units per year. 

To promote the use of electric vehicles in the country, the report said the government should consider extension of incentives given under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Scheme (FAME) beyond March 31 . Long distance buses in India will have to be electrified, although gas can be used as fuel for 10-15 years.

Diesel consumption and availability of vehicles-

The demand for diesel in India has been very high, diesel currently accounts for about 40% of India's petroleum products consumption. 

Diesel consumption increased from 60.01 MMT in 2011 to 83.53 MMT in 2019. However, in the years 2020 and 2021, due to the Corona epidemic and reduction in transportation, the consumption stood at 82.60 and 72.71 MMT respectively. 

It is expected to reach 79.3 million in financial year 2023. Passenger vehicles consume about 16.5% diesel, which has
decreased significantly compared to 28.5% in 2013.

Maruti Suzuki has already phased out diesel vehicles from its portfolio in 2020. Whereas Tata, Mahindra and Honda have also stopped the production of 1.2-litre diesel engines and now the diesel variant is available only in vehicles with engine capacity of 1.5-litre or more. 

Hyundai introduced the 1.2-litre BS-VI diesel variant in the Grand i10 NIOS and Aura models in 2020, but has stopped production of 1.2-litre diesel vehicles from 2022. In such a situation, due to non-availability of diesel vehicles in the market, the consumption of diesel has also reduced significantly. 

Separate plan for gases-

The panel said India should consider building underground gas storage equivalent to two months of demand, as demand is expected to grow at an average growth rate of 9.78% between 2020 and 2050. 

It has suggested the use of depleted oil and gas fields, salt caverns and gas storage for construction of gas storage with the participation of foreign gas producing companies.