Modi: India will do its best to combat climate change

Updated - November 17, 2021 01:00 am IST

Published - November 25, 2015 02:36 am IST - Singapore:

Setting the tone for the Paris climate change conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India would not create any “problems” for the world in combating global warming, an apparent response to the U.S.’s contention that it would be a “challenge” at the meet.

He said India needed huge amounts of energy for development but would do whatever it could to deal with the problem of climate change as it saw the world as one family.

Addressing the Indian diaspora here before winding up his two-day visit to Singapore, Mr. Modi said his government was laying thrust in generating of power from clean and renewable sources such as solar, nuclear, wind and biomass energy with a target of 175 gigawatts and in turn reduce dependence on coal.

“By 2022, when the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day, we want to provide 24x7 electricity to all the villages,” he said.

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