Synopsis: Currently, there are 141 airports in India, and Delhi and Kochi airports are declared carbon-free. The Aviation Ministry of India has announced that in the coming two years they are planning to make airports carbon neutral by 2024.
The Aviation Ministry of India has announced that in the coming two years they are planning to make airports carbon neutral by 2024. The fast-track development of new airports in India has connected many districts and cities in the country making one of the largest aviation networks in the world.
The Indian government has set a target to develop a total of 220 airports in India by the next five years. Now with sustainable and green tourism, it is important to emphasize green and carbon-free airports. Over 90 airports are selected by the Aviation Ministry to develop as carbon neutral.
Currently, there are 141 airports in India, and Delhi and Kochi airports are declared carbon-free. In an All India Management Association national convention the Aviation Minister of India, Jyotiraditya Scindia on September 20 said “One of the first things that I did when I took over as the aviation minister was to put a carbon mapping profile of our airports. Two of our airports, Delhi and Kochi, are already carbon-neutral and India will have 92-93 carbon-neutral airports by 2024.” The Government of India is focusing on developing futuristic travel standards in the country to boost tourism in India.
He further added that the aviation sector is an extremely visible and viable sector in the world but when it comes to greenhouse gas or carbon emission in the world it accounts for only 2%. Mr. Scindia said that by 2030 aviation sector not only achieve net zero carbon emission in the country but also carter 400 million passengers both domestic and international travelers.
In a statement, he said “It is about time we set up an ecosystem…just like the automobile sector…it should not be about airlines and airports but about flying and training organizations, about cargo, ground handling, and drones. And the steps to develop such an ecosystem are being firmly taken.”
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