India’s energy requirements are set to be doubled in the next 20 years and denying it will mean of denying life to millions of people. The state was passed by Prime Minister Narender Modi in the inaugural speech at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS).

The Summit inaugurated on 16th February 2022, Wednesday. “Energy requirements of the people of India are expected to nearly double in the next twenty years. Denying this energy would be denying life itself to millions. Successful climate actions also need adequate financing. For this, developed countries need to fulfil their commitments on finance and technology transfer,” he said during his address.

The government firmly believes in fulfilling all our commitments made under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The ambition has also raised during COP26 summit last year held in Glasgow.

Coordinated sustainable actions are required for the global commons. “We have heard people call our planet fragile. But it is not the planet that is fragile. It is us. We are fragile. Our commitments to the planet, to nature, have also been fragile. A lot has been said over the last 50 years, since the 1972 Stockholm Conference. Very little has been done. But in India, we have walked the talk.” Said the Prime Minister.

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In 2020, November 1, PM Modi announced the reaching of India’s non fossil energy to reach 500 GW by 2030 at the Glasgow climate summit. This will be 50 per cent of the country’s energy capacity requirements by then. India also aims to reduce the total projected carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2030, reduce the carbon intensity of its economy by 45 per cent by 2030 and achieve the net-zero emissions by 2070.

under the PM-KUSUM scheme the government has taken renewable energy to the farmers. The PM also referred to India’s LED bulb distribution scheme, that has been running for over seven years , and has helped save more than 220 billion units of electricity, and reduced 180 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.