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Chief Minister inaugurates ‘Panchamrit Yuva Jagruti Pakhvadiya’ on Climate Change

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi recognized the impact of climate change years ago thus started the Department of Climate Change in Gujarat: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel


    • MoU signed between Climate Change Department of State Government and three institutions
    • Subsidy for Solar Rooftop- Cheque presentation of Rs 206 Crore, Gaushala Panjrapol based Biogas Plant Subsidy Subsidy distributed for EV


    Gandhinagar, Saturday: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel while starting the Panchamrit Yuva Jagruti Pakhvadiya on Climate Change from Gandhinagar stated that, it is need of an hour for Yuva Shakti (youth) to be the leader in spreading public awareness to prevent the effects of climate change.

    He further said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is such a visionary leader that he understands the problems and he finds proactive solutions for solving such problems before they arise in the society. Considering and recognizing the effects of Climate change, Shri Narendra Modi adopted the successful dimension of creating a dedicated Department of Climate Change in Gujarat years ago.

    Chief Minister said that the current government of Gujarat has also provided roads, lights, water facilities based on the strong foundation of development laid by the Prime Minister and has successfully implemented measures to eliminate the problem of climate change along with environmental protection.

    Shri Bhupendra Patel explained the need to be aware and increasingly use green and clean solar energy, chemical-free natural farming as environment-friendly measures to avoid the unpredictable rapid changes in the climate and reduce carbon emissions.

    Three MoUs were signed between the State Climate Change Department and Gujarat Chamber of Commerce, MS University Vadodara and Indian Institute of Teachers Education in the presence of the Chief Minister. According to this MoU, MoUs were mutually exchanged with Gujarat Chambers of Commerce for reducing carbon emissions in the state, with MS University for research and innovation in climate change and with IITE for training teachers on climate change.

    In solar energy sector, a cheque of Rs. 206 crores for subsidy on solar roof tops was handed over to GUVNL by the Chief Minister. Inauguration of government building rooftop solar system, disbursement of subsidy for Gaushala Panjrapol based biogas plant, disbursement of subsidy for battery powered two wheeler vehicles and disbursement of subsidy to women of Sakhimandal for plastic waste collection were also done.

    Chief Minister said that along with green energy, the Prime Minister has given importance to things like building 75 ponds in every village and diverting 75 farmers towards natural farming. Also, by thinking about the smallest things, plans have been made for the development of the marginalized people, the poor people and have shown the country a new hope of development.

    Chief Minister requested that one of the five resolutions given by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in this Amrit Kaal, of providing clean air, water, food and environment to the next generation to build a developed India, should be fulfilled by all, by working together towards it.

    Shri Bhupendra Patel expressed his belief that the participation of youth will be the most important factor in overcoming the challenges of climate change and the Panchamrut Pakhvadiyu being celebrated in Gujarat will be an inspiration in that direction.

    Shri V K Saraswat, a member of NITI Aayog, while applauding the efforts being made in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi regarding climate change, said that the support of the youth is very essential to realize the resolution of Prime Minister Shri Modi’s Net Zero-2070.

    Presenting his thoughts on climate change, Dr V K Saraswat said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, India has made sustainable development in all areas including climate change after 2015. In the COP 26 held in Paris regarding climate change, Prime Minister Shri Modi has resolved to achieve the goal of net zero in India by the year 2070. To achieve this resolution, Gujarat has given a new direction to other states by starting several new projects in the conventional energy sector. He also presented a roadmap for India to reach the goal of Net Zero on this occasion. Apart from this, he also gave detailed information about various missions-campaigns launched by the Government of India to reduce carbon emissions.

    Principal Secretary of Climate Change Department Shri S.J. Haider while delivering the welcome speech on the inaugural occasion of the Panchamrut Yuva Jagruti Pakhvadiya on Climate Change said that it is a matter of pride that this Pakhvadiya is being started today on the foundation day of the Climate Change Department. He gave the details of the programs to be held throughout the fortnight and requested everyone to participate in these programs.

    Minister of Education and Science Technology Department Shri Jitu Vaghani, Chief Secretary Shri Pankaj Kumar, Senior Advisor of NITI Aayog Dr. Neelam Patel, Director of GEDA Shivani Goyal, D.G. of PDEU Dr. S. Sundar Rajan, Climate Change Department Joint Secretary Shri Talati, University Vice Chancellors, Industrialists, Environmentalists, Faculty members and students were present.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat