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‘India to do extensive research into solar power use’

Environment Minister said country can end the burning of wood forever with success in solar power

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Publish Date: Aug 10 2016 1:05PM | Updated Date: Aug 10 2016 1:05PM

‘India to do extensive research into solar power use’

India is planning to start extensive research on various usages of the solar power to bring a revolution in clean energy field, said Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave. Since India is among 122 prominent countries that receive sunlight ten months a year, it has to take the lead in the research too, he said.

 

“We are looking for a revolution similar to the mobile phone which took place in India. 25 years ago people could not imagine how we would use the mobile phone and now it is an integral part of a life of a common Indian,” he said.

 

Dave said if India could get success in the research on solar power, the country can end the burning of wood completely. The Minister also said that India was 2 per cent ahead on the commitment given during the Paris meet on carbon emission and will be able to reach the target on time.

 

Under the Paris agreement, the developed countries have committed to mobilize $100 billion per year and agreed to enhance it beyond $100 billion per year post 2020. Green Climate Fund has been set up under the UNFCCC as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the convention, he said.