Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that India is moving forward in its efforts to decrease its Carbon Footprint by up to 35%. Further, he claimed to attain the target before time. He made this statement while speaking at the eighth convocation ceremony. This took place at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) through video conference.
Thus, PM Modi showed confidence in achieving renewable energy production even the time before.
As per PM Modi’s statement, the target set is 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022 and 450 gigawatts by 2030. Also, there are chances of exponential growth for the energy sector in India, together with an improvement in entrepreneurship and employment. Besides, Modi said efforts were on to boost the share of natural gas fourfold this decade. India was also working to double the oil refining capacity within the next five years.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases that involve both carbon dioxide and methane. By our actions, Carbon Footprints are producing. So, it comes from the production use and end-of-life of a product or service. Earlier, in September, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the 15th Sustainability Summit 2020 cited in this regard. As per him, India was committed to reducing carbon emissions and was confident about upscaling solar energy capacity from 175 gigawatts to 220 gigawatts by 2022.
AT PDPU’s convocation ceremony, PM Modi told students that there is vast growth and employment opportunities in India’s energy sector. Further, students should become soldiers of the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” or self-independent India. Modi also declared there is work going on to strengthen the start-ups within the energy sector.
Moreover, there is an abundance of exponential growth in the energy sector.
Author– Pragya Verma
Reference– Times of India
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