‘Economy And Ecology Can Go Together,’ Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi On World Environment Day 2021 | Environment

June 5, 2021 0 Comments



India’s capacity for renewable energy has increased by more than 250 percent in 6-7 years: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Environment Day

Highlights
  • Capacity of solar energy increased by 15 times in last 6 years: PM Modi
  • Before 2014, only seven airports had solar power facility: PM Modi
  • Today more than 50 airports have solar power facility: PM Modi

New Delhi: “Today, on the occasion of World Environment Day, India has taken another big step,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he announced a detailed roadmap for the development of the ethanol sector. PM released an ‘ambitious E-100 pilot project’ related to the production and distribution of ethanol across the country.

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Now ethanol has become one of the major priorities of 21st century India, said the Prime Minister.

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2021, PM Modi along with Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Union Petroleum Transport Minister Dharmendra Pradhan addressed a virtual meeting.

PM Modi said that India’s capacity for renewable energy has increased by more than 250 percent in 6-7 years.

India is today in the top-5 countries of the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity, the Prime Minister further said.

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He also said that India is setting an example in front of the world when it comes to protecting the environment.

It is not necessary to block development works while doing so. Economy and Ecology both can go together, can move forward, this is the path India has chosen. 21st century India will get energy only from the modern thinking and modern policies of the 21st century, he said.

The Prime Minister went on to say that India is now a proponent of climate change resolution and is among the top 10 nations on the Climate Change Performance Index.

India is moving ahead with a great global vision, be it the International Solar Alliance, realising the vision of One Sun, One World, One Grid or the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure initiative. India is also aware of the challenges that are being faced due to climate change and is also working actively, stated Prime Minister Modi.

He emphasised that the capacity of solar energy has been increased by about 15 times in the last six years.

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Prime Minister also noted that a large part of the country’s railway network has been electrified and airports are also being rapidly made solar power-based.

Before 2014, only seven airports had solar power facility, whereas today this number has increased to more than 50, he stated.

 

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 across the globe and is one of the biggest events organised by the United Nations (UN) to generate awareness about the significance of nature and environment action. This year’s theme for Environment Day is ‘Ecosystem Restoration.’

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

17,25,76,591Cases

5,86,50,150Active

11,02,14,435Recovered

37,12,006Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,25,76,591 and 37,12,006 have died; 5,86,50,150 are active cases and 11,02,14,435 have recovered as on June 5, 2021 at 3:51 am.

India

2,86,94,879 1,20,529Cases

15,55,24880,745Active

2,67,95,549 1,97,894Recovered

3,44,082 3,380Deaths

In India, there are 2,86,94,879 confirmed cases including 3,44,082 deaths. The number of active cases is 15,55,248 and 2,67,95,549 have recovered as on June 5, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

58,05,565 14,152

1,99,736 8,077

55,07,058 20,852

98,771 1,377

Karnataka

26,69,514 16,068

2,80,207 6,612

23,58,412 22,316

30,895 364

Kerala

26,01,082 16,229

1,74,933 9,766

24,16,639 25,860

9,510 135

Tamil Nadu

21,95,402 22,651

2,68,968 11,458

19,00,306 33,646

26,128 463

Andhra Pradesh

17,38,990 10,413

1,33,773 5,139

15,93,921 15,469

11,296 83

Uttar Pradesh

16,96,325 1,113

22,877 2,669

16,52,417 3,646

21,031 136

Delhi

14,28,449 523

8,060 688

13,95,892 1,161

24,497 50

West Bengal

14,11,448 7,913

53,023 8,757

13,42,391 16,557

16,034 113

Chhattisgarh

9,78,220 1,460

26,977 2,401

9,38,081 3,838

13,162 23

Rajasthan

9,44,500 1,006

24,004 3,404

9,11,897 4,370

8,599 40

Gujarat

8,14,390 1,120

22,110 2,294

7,82,374 3,398

9,906 16

Odisha

7,98,699 7,729

71,385 3,657

7,24,402 11,347

2,912 39

Madhya Pradesh

7,83,743 798

12,889 1,297

7,62,597 2,045

8,257 50

Haryana

7,60,914 895

11,054 1,634

7,41,255 2,456

8,605 73

Bihar

7,11,190 991

10,309 1,122

6,95,562 2,090

5,319 23

Telangana

5,87,664 2,175

30,918 1,661

5,53,400 3,821

3,346 15

Punjab

5,76,119 2,005

26,277 2,396

5,34,915 4,314

14,927 87

Assam

4,28,933 4,548

52,112 231

3,73,244 4,263

3,577 54

Jharkhand

3,40,408 478

6,832 705

3,28,542 1,170

5,034 13

Uttarakhand

3,32,959 892

19,283 3,247

3,07,045 4,081

6,631 58

Jammu And Kashmir

2,97,602 1,723

29,615 1,042

2,63,961 2,731

4,026 34

Himachal Pradesh

1,93,924 787

9,787 1,270

1,80,877 2,030

3,260 27

Goa

1,58,423 576

9,099 601

1,46,597 1,160

2,727 17

Puducherry

1,07,826 712

9,494 521

96,731 1,215

1,601 18

Chandigarh

60,487 88

1,005 130

58,717 215

765 3

Tripura

54,580 708

6,367 27

47,663 670

550 11

Manipur

53,690 791

9,048 185

43,779 592

863 14

Meghalaya

37,733 584

6,110 242

30,980 808

643 18

Arunachal Pradesh

28,786 404

3,829 14

24,835 415

122 3

Nagaland

22,387 147

4,695 16

17,276 151

416 12

Ladakh

19,076 122

1,354 151

17,528 272

194 1

Sikkim

16,518 353

4,250 66

12,002 284

266 3

Mizoram

13,300 236

3,433 18

9,816 214

51 4

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,377 32

112 138

10,261 170

4

Lakshadweep

8,568 89

1,208 147

7,324 235

36 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,088 18

115 16

6,852 32

121 2





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