New York, Sep 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told the UN Sustainable Development Summit that he represents a culture that refers to the earth as "mother" and that India in the next seven years will create 175 GW of renewable energy capacity.
"I represent that culture that calls the earth 'Ma'. The Vedas says that the earth is the mother and we are its sons," he said in his address, made in Hindi.
PM quotes the ancient texts to explain India's environmental ethos"Keep pure! For the Earth is our mother! And we are her children!”— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 25, 2015
He said India has outlined ambitious programmes to fight climate change.
Besides creating 175 GW renewable energy capacity, the country would also stress on energy efficiency, tree plantation, coal tax, clean environment, cleaning up of rivers, waste to wealth movement and sustainable development.