Lauding India’s contribution in the global fight against climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that many countries in the world have joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) initiative started by the country.
“At a time when the world is battling the challenges of climate change, India has placed the idea of an International Solar Alliance before the world and embodied it. Today many nations are joining with this initiative started by India. Now it is upon us that we take this initiative further,” PM Modi said while addressing the 66th convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kharagpur via video conferencing.
PM Modi called on the need to provide cheap, affordable and environment-friendly technology to the world, adding that India is one of those countries where the price of solar power is very less.
Stressing on the need to initiate a clean cooking movement in India, PM Modi said that a storage battery can be created to provide solar energy door-to-door.
“India needs technology that causes minimal harm to the environment, has durability and is used easily by people,” he said.