Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has set a target of reducing the carbon footprint by 30 to 35 per cent. He was addressing Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University’s (PDPU) students virually during convocation ceremony, in Gandhinagar.
“Today, our country is moving ahead with the target of reducing the carbon footprint by 30 to 35 per cent. When I told this to the world, it expressed surprise and wondered if India can achieve it,” he said.
“Efforts are on to increase the use of natural gas capacity four times during this decade, and work is also on to nearly double the oil refining capacity in the next five years,” he said.
Modi also said that work is constantly going on to strengthen the start-ups in the energy sector, and a special fund has been allocated for the purpose.
“If you have any idea, product or a concept that you want to incubate, then this fund will be a good opportunity for you, and a gift from the government,” he said.
“In the oil and gas sector alone, crores of rupees are going to be invested during this decade, so you have a lot of opportunities in this field,” he added.
Further, Keeping the spirit of optimism high amidst the ongoing pandemic situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said major changes are taking place around the world and there are several opportunities available for the growth of entrepreneurship and employment.
Modi further stated ; “Today you are entering the industry at a time when due to pandemic, major changes are also taking place in the energy sector around the whole world. At this time, there are many opportunities for the growth of entrepreneurship and employment.”
While congratulating the students he said: “I am confident, that through your skills, talent and professionalism you will emerge from the situation and infuse power into the Atmanirbhar Bharat mission.”