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India Committed To Renewable Energy Development

India is committed to renewable energy for future development just like Pacific Island Countries. The State Minister for External Affairs of India General (Ret’d) Vijay Kumar Singh echoed this as
26 May 2017 10:55
India Committed To Renewable Energy Development
Samoa’s Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Mata a’fa (left) and Indian State Minister for External Affairs General (Ret’d) Vijay Kumar Singh at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on May 25, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar

India is committed to renewable energy for future development just like Pacific Island Countries.

The State Minister for External Affairs of India General (Ret’d) Vijay Kumar Singh echoed this as he informed the 14 Pacific Islands Member Countries that India was looking to expand its renewable energy rapidly.

Mr Singh was speaking during the opening of the third India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference in Suva yesterday.

He said this included solar, wind, hydro and biomass, all forms of energy which can reduce the carbon footprint and help leave a better planet for the next generation are receiving unprecedented attention in India.

Mr Singh said there were many challenges the countries faced as they pursued economic development for the people using sustainable pathways.

He said this was an opportunity for the countries to think out of the box and to maximise resource utilisation for the common good.

“There are many innovative models and businesses which are pursuing this very goal and we hope to learn more about during this conference,” he said.

Mr Singh said the fortunes of two regions are linked by the two oceans (Indian and the Pacific) and the oceans are critical to both the countries future and there is a huge potential for co-operation in this area.

He said besides trade, they are the source of clean energy, food security, climate regulating factors and medicines.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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