क्षेत्रस्य पते मधुमन्तमूर्मिं धेनुरिव पयो अस्मासु धुक्ष्व।

मधुश्चुतं घृतमिव सुपूतमृतस्य नः पतयो मृळयन्तु॥

O Lord of Field, with the Sweet Waves of Mother Nature’s blessings, may you milk our Fields like the Milk of a Cow.

With the Sweetness of Mother Nature’s bounty, which falls like Clarified Butter, may You shed your Grace on us.

This is why Atharva-Veda calls it a bounden duty that we must protect the Earth so that Life can be sustained.

 

On 30th November 2015, Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended meeting of International Solar Alliance with French President, Mr. François Hollande to discuss about environment and climate change. At CoP-21, he inaugurated India Pavilion and showed India’s harmony with environment, nature and mitigate climate change commitment.

On the Conference of parties under UN framework convention on the global climate change, he stated that India pavilion also seeks to demonstrate the strong belief that the world needs to look beyond climate change and focus on climate justice. He also added: Summit has great significance for the future of our nation. It is just like the window or transparency to our progress, tradition, achievements and aspiration. Our nation has been looking at Paris with hope and commitment.

He described climate change as a major global challenge but it is not our making as it is the result of global warming due to industrial sectors which are powered by fossil fuels. He also stated that we want to have an equitable, comprehensive and durable agreement that will lead us to restore the balance of nature and humanity. It will create a balance and partnership between technology modes and luxury choices to effectively reduce the carbon emission in our surrounding environment.

The commitment for the actions to be taken in this field with surely work for reducing the global warming. He had showcased commitment to renewable energy and we are working on installing energy system of 12 GW by the year 2016 which will be almost three times more that current capacity.

He said, “We approach the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in a spirit of partnership, based on the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibility.”

He said that the progress of India is our destiny but along with that we aim to provide clean air, clean water, healthy habitats and resilient farms to the people of our country. We strive to provide quality life to the people. He also mentioned humanity as a part of nature which is meant to provide nurture but not to exploit.  When we will be able to maintain equilibrium with the nature, then our lives and world will consequently get balanced. He stated that we aim to work on comprehensive and ambitious strategy to combat climate change. We aim to bring electricity by the renewable energy resources to about 18000 unconnected villages in India and we will be able to achieve target of installing 40% non-fuel energy sources to meet commercial needs.

We are going to make our cities sustainable and smart by transforming public transportation including 50 metro rail projects. We have invested supercritical technology in the thermal plants and reduced tax and subsidies on petroleum products. We aim to raise the standards of automobile industries and our country will have tax free bonds on the non-fossil fuels. In order to protect biodiversity, we are thinking on massive programs to expand the forest regions. We have achieved success in providing LED bulbs to millions of people in villages and we are planning to power thousands of telecom towers by the use of fuel cells.

He said, “Research & innovation in clean energy is a high priority. Want to make conventional energy cleaner & renewable energy cheaper.”

We have planned to protect our planet, nature and the entire humanity. We will form a true global partnership of capabilities and needs that leads us to a low carbon age.

 

PM’s Vision: 

He believed that innovation and technology hold the key to collective success.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has a vision to work on the principle of “zero defect, zero effect” which will not leave footprint on environment. The mission of “more crop per drop” will effectively reduce the pressure on farmers and improve the life of farmers.

Contributor: Sunpreet Kaur

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