Our aim is to reduce India’s carbon footprint by 30-35% – PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that today the country is moving forward with the goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 30-35% and efforts are taken to increase the share of Natural Gas in our energy needs by 4 times in this decade.

He stated this while he was addressing the 8th Convocation ceremony of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Saturday.

He added that work is on to double India’s oil refining capacity in the next five years, The Prime Minister informed that the energy security related startup ecosystem is being strengthened and a fund has been created for students and professionals.

He said India is progressing ahead in many sectors and young graduates must march ahead with commitment. He also emphasized on protecting nature and the environment.

The Prime Minister asked the students to have purpose in life. He stressed that it’s not that successful people don’t have problems, but the one who accepts challenges, confronts them, defeats them, solves problems, only succeeds. He added those who take on challenges, later succeed in life. He said youth of the 1922-47 period sacrificed everything for freedom. He urged the students to live for the country and join the movement of Atmanirbhar Bharat and develop a sense of responsibility.