By SITARAM PANJAY/The Times of IsraelPublished Jan 18, 2019 05:11:00India is in need of a global solution to the threat of climate changes, said Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, in a speech on Tuesday.
He also laid the groundwork for the next phase of economic growth in the country, saying that the country is on track to achieve an additional 4.5% GDP growth this year, up from 2.9% this year.
“This is not a question of numbers.
This is a question that the entire world should be asking itself.
What is India’s strategy to deal with this problem?
What is its long-term strategy?” he said.
The Prime Minister also said the country’s GDP growth will grow by about 3% this fiscal year, which will be followed by another 3.5%.
This growth will be a boost to India’s economy, he said, adding that this is due to the Government’s ambitious plans to achieve the countrys target of having an additional 3.6% GDP by 2030.
The GDP growth rate will be based on the assumption that there will be about 4.1% economic growth over the next five years, he added.
The prime minister, who is the Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh, also said that his government has set up a national strategy on climate change, which is to be launched in the coming months.
“We have set up the national strategy for climate change.
It has been launched by the Prime Minister’s office and will be formally presented by him in the near future,” he said on Tuesday, addressing a public rally in the state capital.
According to a report in The Times Of India, the state is the second biggest contributor to India, after China, to carbon emissions, after India, with about 17.5 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emitted per capita in 2020.
The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has been the main opponent of the country becoming a global leader in terms of climate protection.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a $10 billion project to boost renewable energy in the province, which he said will create more than 20,000 jobs, increase the efficiency of the energy sector and create 100,000 new jobs by 2030, and help the state’s economy.
He also said, “I have taken the decision to invest $10,000 crore in the power sector.
We have invested Rs 5,000 billion in this sector over the past seven years.”
India has also launched a national energy plan that will set a target of creating more than 200,000 solar jobs in the next 15 years.