Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated World Sustainable Development Summit 2021 via video conferencing. The theme of the Summit is ‘Redefining our common future: Safe and secure environment for all.’
Addressing the event, the Prime Minister congratulated to TERI for sustaining this momentum and said that Global platforms like this are important for our present and future.
He said that two things will define how the progress journey of humanity will unfold in the times to come. First is the health of our people. Second is the health of our planet, both are inter-linked.
“We have gathered here to talk about the health of the planet. Conventional approaches cannot solve the problems we face. The need of the hour is to think out of the box invest in our youngsters and work towards sustainable development,” said PM Modi.
The Prime Minister emphasized on climate justice for fighting against climate change. He also shared that India is making steady progress on its commitment to Land Degradation Neutrality. Renewable energy is also picking speed in India.
The Prime Minister said that sustainable development is incomplete without equitable access. In this direction too, India has made good progress. In march 2019, India achieved nearly hundred percent electrification. This was done through sustainable technologies and innovative models.
He highlighted that through the Ujala program, three sixty seven million LED bulbs became a part of people’s lives.
The Jal Jeevan Mission has connected over thirty four million house-holds with tap connections in just about 18 months. Through the PM Ujjwala Yojna more than 80 million house-holds below poverty line have access to clean cooking fuel.
He also said that our mission to achieve sustainable development also includes special attention towards animal protection.
The Prime Minister said that sustainable development will only be achieved by collective efforts.