India should develop low carbon-content products: Pachauri

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Chennai, Feb 16 (UNI) India should take steps to develop low carbon content products to gain a firm foothold in the international market, Mr R K Pachauri, Chairman of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change said today.

''It is critical that the people responsible for economic growth also take care of natural resources in the country, as progress will otherwise not be possible,'' he said through a video conference organised by CII here.

Mr Pachauri also called upon the industry to adopt processes that were far more efficient in water usage and added that there was a need to recycle scarce resources.

The Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation called upon the younger generation to look at people like Infosys mentor N R Narayanamurthy and be inspired by the way they helped in building the economy.

CII Vice President and ICICI Ltd Managing Director and CEO K V Kamath said there was never a better time than now to have born in India. ''If we do not make any bad mistakes, the future is bright for us,'' he said.

The major challenges, however, lay in the education sector and the need for ''right-skilling'' of people, he said.

''We have to introduce relevant curriculum and rewrite our curriculum. In every industry, there is a challenge of reskilling,'' he said.

Mr Kamath said the insurance sector would be the biggest employer in future with one million jobs per year.

UNI SNR SJ RAR RN2004

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