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Vardhan focuses on India's solar power, 'green good deeds'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

At the 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the on Climate Change on Monday, Union Dr reiterated India's solar and public awareness campaigns like Green Good Deeds.

"This year the theme of Pavilion is 'One World One Sun One Grid' as highlighted by during the first assembly of the in October 2018," Vardhan said at the inauguration of in COP-24 in Katowice,

The also stated that Indian leadership resolves to make plastic-free by 2022.

"I expect that this movement - Green Good Deeds - will soon involve people not only, in but across the globe. I am receiving positive feedback from all stakeholders for further strengthening this movement," Vardhan said.

He said India is working hard for achieving the 175 GW target for installed capacity by 2022.

"The effect of increased use of is now visible in India. Resultantly, India stands fourth in wind power, fifth in renewable power and solar power installed," the Minister said adding that the is also working on biomass, biofuel and

Vardhan said that until now, more than 0.26 million Electric Vehicles have been sold, which has led to more than 91 million (in kilogram) CO2 reduction.

Green Good Deeds is a campaign initiated by Vardhan that encourages people towards the by planting trees, power saving, transport and household that can improve the deteriorating environmental conditions.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 21:52 IST