India devoting great importance to solar energy, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India is devoting great importance to solar energy to ensure a stronger fight against climate change and also connect the country’s farmers with the solar sector.

Speaking after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of key projects in power and urban sector in poll-bound Kerala via video conference, Modi said in the last six years, India’s solar energy capacity has gone up 13 times.

“India is devoting great importance to solar energy.Our gains in solar energy ensure: A stronger fight against climate change.A boost to our entrepreneurs.”

“Work is also underway to connect our hardworking farmers with the solar sector – make our Annadatas (farmers) also Urjadatas,” Modi said.

He noted that India has also brought the world together through the International Solar Alliance.

Describing cities in the country as engines of growth and power houses of innovation, Modi said the cities are seeing three encouraging trends including technological development, favourable demographic dividend and increasing domestic demand.

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