Bhubaneswar: The wheel of Konark Sun Temple of Odisha has found place on the backdrop of the first-ever International Solar Alliance Summit (ISA) hosted at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Sunday.
The summit co-hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron witnessed the participation of by 23 heads of nations, including those from Australia, France and Sri Lanka and 10 ministerial representatives.
Speaking at the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “India will be producing 175 gigawatt of electricity from renewable sources by 2022. Of which, 100 gigawatt will come from solar energy.”
“Development of solar energy will lead to our prosperity and minimize the carbon footprint on the earth. Solar energy can be used for agricultural purposes, clean cooking and water pumps,” the PM added.
The summit focused on different aspects of promoting solar energy, such as credit mechanism, crowd funding and sharing of technological breakthroughs, in 121 countries associated with ISA.
Several projects which are being developed by different countries in areas including rural electrification, off grid solar power, water supply and irrigation were among major agendas of discussion during the summit.