Green is a very eco-friendly colour, good for all. In this world of pollution, it is the green environment only that is saving all of us from every type of circumstance.
In the past few years, there is an increase in the emissions of carbon which is degrading the health of the earth on an overall basis. With the rapid increase in industrialisation and urbanisation, carbon emissions got increased. Due to this, the whole world signed a treaty that aims at reducing carbon emissions and increase the use of renewable resources.
The development of renewable resources for the generation of electricity and saving the environment is the major focus of the green corridor.
What is the Indian green corridor?
A green corridor is basically moving towards the use of renewable sources of energy like solar energy, wind energy, tidal, hydropower energy, etc.
It is basically started to reduce the rate of carbon emissions in the country. Till now in India phase 1 of this is already completed and phase 2 has recently started. There are many states in India which have taken the initiative and are going towards the use of renewable sources of energy.
Objectives of Green Corridor
The main objective of the green corridor project is to integrate the electricity produced from renewable resources like solar or wind with conventional power stations in the grid.
The motive behind this project was to make electricity more effective and make easy electricity transmissions. It also aims to generate electricity more efficiently, less risky, and more reliable.
Initiatives taken by the Government of India
There are various projects started in relation to the green corridor. Some of the well-known projects include National Solar Mission, Hydrogen Based Fuel Cells Vehicles, International Solar Alliance, etc.
The first phase of the project was launched in the year 2015-16 with a budget of down 10000 crores. It was estimated to be completed by the year 2022 and the name given to this project is Intra State transmission system.
In the first phase of the green corridor project, the funding of the project was made possible by the major contributions of the state and central government of India and KfW Bank, Germany. They contributed 40%, 20%, 40% respectively.
This phase is recently finished last year in 2022.
In this phase, resource developmental projects were implemented renewable-rich states like Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.
There is no such difference between phase 1 and phase 2 of this project. Their goals are almost the same. Recently union government of India approved phase 2 of the green energy corridor.
Phase 2 of the green corridor in India is recently started in 2022 when the budget for this was officially announced. The budget for this is 33% of the cost of the project.
This project is started in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
The main focus of Phase 2 of the project
In phase 2, the focus is maintained on the transmission of electricity between the states through the development projects of renewable sources of energy.
The main focus in this phase is to establish 10,750 circuit km of transmission lines and 27500 Mega Volt-Amperes (MVA) transformation capacity of substations till 2025-26. It aims at constructing 27.5 GVA capacity electrical substations.
Why is it in great demand?
It is basically a way towards a greener perspective which is good for humans as well as the environment due to which it is in great demand. These days it is a widely known topic in news also as a Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs was held recently which approved phase 2 of the green corridor project.
Significance of the Green Corridor
There are many reasons which signify the importance of green corridor projects. Some of them are mentioned below.
- Installation of these projects will help in having long-term energy security.
- It would lead to a step towards sustainability.
- It would help in the generation of a large number of employment opportunities for unskilled and skilled workers.
- It would help in reducing the intra-state transmission costs.
Green energy corridor Rajasthan
To make the renewable energy sector more strong, under the green corridor project, the green energy corridor project is developed in Rajasthan for the first time. It covers western Rajasthan which especially connects Jodhpur, Barmier, and Jaisalmer districts and integrates solar and wind power production.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)
1. Why green corridor project was initiated?
The project was initiated to decrease the levels of exploitation and halt the loss of critical species and forest habitats as it would help in effectively controlling and strengthening the capacity of conservation management.
2. When was the green corridor project launched?
The green corridor project was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. The first phase was launched in 2015-16 and the recent phase 2 is launched in 2022.
3. What was the budget for this green corridor project?
The budget for the green corridor project was given in phases. Like in phase 1 of the project, the budget was 10000 crores and in phase 2 of the project, the estimated budget fixed was Rs. 12031.33 Crore.
4. What are the Benefits of the “Green corridor project“?
The implementation of the project has many benefits. The major benefit which we can get by its implementation is the installment of renewable resources of energy.
5. In which states of India do the green corridor project is in implementation?
Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are the
states in India in which the project has been started and the installation is going on as per plans.
6. Which committee has looked over the plan for the green corridor project and helped in its implementation?
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs under the chairmanship of Mr. Narendra Modi approved this fruitful. plan of green corridor project.