Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday suggested reading the Vedas to find ways to control climate change.
“The Vedas consider the sun as the soul of the world, it has been considered as a life nurturer,” Modi said at the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance. “Today, for combating climate change, we need to look at this ancient idea to find a way.”
India and France are co-hosting the first International Solar Alliance summit in New Delhi. French President Emmanuel Macron, President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the summit.
The International Solar Alliance is a treaty based inter-governmental alliance of 121 sunshine-rich countries that lie fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Their adoption of solar energy will help reduce the use of fossil fuels and combat climate change.
At the summit, Modi proposed a 10-point action plan to make affordable solar energy technology available to all nations, PTI reported.
He also suggested less risky financial schemes to increase the contribution of solar power in providing electricity. He promised that India would generate 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022.
Modi said encouraging innovation will further help provide “solar solutions for various needs” and emphasised putting in place strong regulatory standards.