- MAHIR or Mission on Advanced and High-Impact Research is a national mission to boost research and development in the power sector.
- 8 main focus areas:
- Alternatives to Li-ion storage batteries
- Modification of electric cookers and pans to suit Indian culinary methods
- Green hydrogen for mobility (high efficiency fuel cells)
- Carbon capture
- Geo-thermal energy
- Solid state refrigeration
- Nanotechnology for electric vehicle batteries
- Indigenous CRGO (cold rolled grain-oriented steel) technology
- Mission will follow technology life cycle approach, i.e. from idea to product.
- 2 tier structure:
- Apex Committee- under Union Minister for Power & New and Renewable Energy
- Technical Scoping Committee- under Chairperson of Central Electricity Authority
- Provision of a common platform for:
- Collective brainstorming
- Synergetic technology development
- Devising pathways for smooth tech transfers
- Quick identification of emerging technologies in the power field.
- Indigenous development of these technologies, at scale, for deployments, both- within and outside India.
- Support for pilot projects (especially those by startups) and facilitation of their commercialization
- Funding will be pooled from the 2 ministries involved in the mission, along with the Central Public Sector Enterprises under these ministries. Additional funding will come from budgetary resources of the government.
- International alliances and partnerships will be leveraged. copyright©iasexpress.net
- Ministry of Power
- Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
- Initial mission period: from 2023-24 to 2027-28