International Solar Alliance formally launched, PM Modi announces Solar Tech Mission

UNI
Sunday, 11 March 2018

New Delhi: The founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) got under way here in a grand manner. 

Hosted jointly by visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the meet is drawing a common strategy to deal with threats of climate change. 

Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi announced launching of a Solar Technology Mission in India. 

New Delhi: The founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) got under way here in a grand manner. 

Hosted jointly by visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the meet is drawing a common strategy to deal with threats of climate change. 

Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi announced launching of a Solar Technology Mission in India. 

The Mission will address all issues related to research and development on solar energy matters, he said. Mr Modi also shared his 10 points of action to deal with the threat of climate change vis-a-vis making solar energy a true catalyst for the future roadmap. 

In his speech, French President Macron said while the world has taken great strides in understanding the importance of solar energy but - "We have do much," he said. 

At the plenary session, Paul Kagame, President of Rawanda, stressed on the need of public private partnership in the endeavours to promote solar energy. 

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