New Delhi is hosting the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance today. The conference, jointly hosted by India and France, has brought together 121 countries to give a push to solar power generation.
It focuses on various aspects of promoting solar energy in the participating countries associated with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) like credit mechanism, crowdfunding and sharing of technological breakthroughs.
Heads of the states from 23 nations including France, Australia and Sri Lanka are in attendance along with senior country representatives including deputy prime ministers and energy ministries from other countries.
UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has termed the ISA a "big step" towards greater global energy security and a "milestone" in the fight against climate change and pollution.
As it Happened:
Watch video: PM Modi at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance
Sharing my remarks at the ISA Founding Conference. Talked about the importance of the Sun in different cultures, India’s commitment to solar energy and Action Points for the future. https://t.co/ulyi4kAZlf pic.twitter.com/RoIjLBqW8f— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 11, 2018
आगे का रास्ता क्या है, यह हम सबको सोचना है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 11, 2018
मेरे मन में दस action points हैं जो मैं आपसे साझा करना चाहता हूं।
सर्वप्रथम हमें यह सुनिश्चित करना होगा कि बेहतर और सस्ती सोलर Technology सबके लिए सुगम और सुलभ हो।
हमें हमारे energy mix में solar का अनुपात बढ़ाना होगा: PM
10:29 am: India will produce 175 GW electricity from renewable sources by 2022; 100 GW from solar: PM
10:26 am: I am happy to announce that India will initiate solar technology mission to fill in the gaps in the development of the solar energy: PM
10:25 am: Vedas consider the sun as the soul of the world, it has been considered as a life nurturer. Today, for combating climate change, we need to look at this ancient idea to find a way: PM
10:25 am: The importance of Solar energy should be understood not only in India, but across the world: PM
10:24 am: We need to identify the various ways in which Solar energy can be best put to use, the ways it can be used for the welfare of children and for the society: PM
10:22 am: We have initiated new programs in India over solar energy and we aim to take this forward for development: PM
10:21 am: Mahatma Gandhi used to say that the difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing can solve most of the problems of the world: PM
10:21 am: Since the beginning of this World, people have given importance to the Sun God. But the people of India have worshipped the Sun God: PM
10:19 am: The Sun God is our biggest strength today as it is enlightening our inner and outer world: PM
10:18 am: International Solar Alliance Summit today could not have happened without your support: PM
10:17 am: PM Modi addresses the International Solar Alliance Summit in Delhi
10:00 am: 'PM Modi dreamt and the world made it true', French president Macron at the founding conference - "The Prime Minister of India had made a dream about this International Solar Alliance two years ago, and today is the big chance."
09:54 am: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gives a welcome address at ISA 2018
Coming together for a cleaner and greener future...President @EmmanuelMacron, PM @narendramodi and other distinguished world leaders come together for the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/gSse1NGQ7m— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 11, 2018
All set for the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance, where several world leaders are taking part. PM @narendramodi will be addressing the Conference shortly. pic.twitter.com/eBur8EVAnc— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 11, 2018