India has come a long way from her days of energy poverty. As we speak, almost every
Indian Household has access to electricity and over 98% Indian households have been
provided with clean cooking gas. Today, India is taking giant strides in the energy sphere
with migration to a gas based economy by CGD infrastructure, pan India availability of BS-VI
grade fuel. Government support for production and use of Bio-ethanol and Bio-diesel as well
as promotion of next generation technologies such as electric vehicles and solar farming.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that the youth of India has moved on
from seeking employment to becoming job creators themselves. In the COVID-19 times,
India entrepreneurs have stood up and led the way. Whether it is manufacturing of PPE’s,
testing kits or vaccines, Indian entrepreneurs have shown their mettle. In the energy space
too, our young entrepreneurs are doing path breaking innovative things and shaping a new
paradigm from doorstep delivery of fuels to leveraging new age technologies like IoT, new-
age fuels, Indian start-ups are fueling innovation in the energy space and contributing
towards Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of an AtmaNirbhar Bharat.
I am proud to note that two leading Indian companies are bringing forth a platform such as
Energy Start Up Summit for Indian companies to engage and deliberate on building the
future. I compliment Repos Energy and Tata Motors for organizing this platform and wish all
participants of the Energy Start Up Summit 2021 the very best.
Mr Dharmendra Pradhan (Minister)
Petroleum & Natural Gas; Steel
Government of India