Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said multiple benefits of clean energy have to reach the agriculture sector of India. Addressing the event held on the occasion of World Environment Day, the Prime Minister said Ethanol has today become a priority to maintain a healthy environment. He said the government is focusing on the production and usage of Ethanol for agricultural use. Foodgrain waste distilleries are being set up using modern technology across the nation.
The Prime Minister stated that India ranks in the top 10 nations in the Climate Change Performance Index. He said India is paving the way for energy transition for the future. Solar power generation has increased by 15 percent in recent years. Mr Modi said the government is making a Hybrid Energy Power Plant in the Kutch region of Gujarat. People are adopting new ways to eliminate single-use plastic and LED bulbs dominate in every household.
Mr Modi said India is moving ahead with a mega global vision be it the International Solar Alliance, realizing the vision of One Sun, One World, One Grid, or the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure initiative. Garbage and agricultural scrap are being converted to produce energy for farmers. Mr Modi also said new investment opportunities and job opportunities are opening up with the development of hybrid and electric vehicles.
President Ram Nath Kovind has said that living in harmony with nature and protecting biodiversity has been at the centre of Indian ethos and culture. In a tweet, he said, On World Environment Day, as humanity fights against COVID-19, we reaffirm our commitment to work with the global community for a sustainable future.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has called upon everyone to intensify the efforts to protect and restore the degrading ecosystems. In a tweet on World Environment Day, the Vice President called upon everyone to protect the environment today to hand over a liveable planet to the future generations tomorrow.
Home Minister Amit Shah has said that human beings have an unbreakable bond with nature and conservation of nature and environment is the responsibility and duty of all of us. In a tweet on World Environment Day today, Mr Shah said, the Modi government has done an unprecedented job of bringing awareness in the society with many efforts in this direction. He called upon everyone to contribute by becoming aware of nature conservation on World Environment Day.