India to go carbon neutral by 2070 says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at COP26. After the commitment, it is believed that there is big strategy in his mind to improve climate conditions. He mentioned about his panchamrit plan.
Modi said, “In the midst of this global brainstorming on climate change, on behalf of India, I would like to present five nectar elements, Panchamrit, to deal with this challenge.”
“First, India will bring its non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030. Second, by 2030, India will fulfill 50 per cent of its energy requirement through renewable energy.”
“Third, India will cut down its net projected carbon emission by 1 billion ton from now until 2030. Fourth, by 2030 India will bring down carbon intensity of its economy by more than 45 per cent. Fifth, by 2070 India will achieve the target of ‘net zero,'” PM Modi said at COP26 World Leaders’ Summit.
Prime Minister further continued and said, “Climate change is a major threat to existence to many developing countries. We must take major steps to save the world. It is the need of the hour and will prove the relevance of this platform. I’m hopeful that decisions taken in Glasgow will save future of our next generations.”
He further talked on climate finance and said, “India expects developed nations to make climate finance of 1 Trillion dollars available at the earliest. Today it’s important to track climate finance just like we track the progress of climate mitigation.” He added, “It would be an appropriate justice to create pressure on the nations that don’t meet their own promises of climate finance.”
A former foreign secretary said , “PM Modi has tried to balance climate action with realistic assessment of resource position. He has made commitments by keeping the space for India’s economic development. The commitments are etched in stone unlike others who are all talk and no action.”
On Monday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, tweeted: “When it comes to climate action, India has delivered on its Paris commitments and has now set out ambitious goals at Glasgow. This reflects in our determination to shape key global outcomes and make our fullest contributions. India will count where it matters. When it comes to climate justice, we will speak our mind and flight for Global South. History shall not be repeated.”
It was clearly seen that India has put forward a positive plan at the COP26. The response on the action by PM Modi will be revealed today or later.