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PM Modi advocates for the development of the concept of Green GDP worldwide

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized on India’s rapid advancements in the renewable energy sector, such as solar, wind energy, and green hydrogen during a dialogue with Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates. Modi highlighted the importance of embracing ‘Green GDP’ to address climate change globally.

Modi stressed the need for developing a Green GDP to measure economic progress, stating, “We must ask how much green GDP is out of the total GDP of a country.” As India aims to reach a $5 trillion economy, the concept of green GDP becomes increasingly vital, considering the environmental costs of production.

The Prime Minister also underlined the significance of nature-friendly innovation, mentioning India’s creation of a Rs 1 lakh crore corpus fund to support technological innovation in sunrise sectors. Modi encouraged young entrepreneurs to conduct research on future technologies aimed at environmental conservation.

Furthermore, Modi emphasized the necessity of living a climate-friendly lifestyle, pointing out that current growth metrics often prioritize energy consumption and material usage. He emphasized the need to shift this mindset towards sustainable practices to combat climate change effectively.

In conclusion, Prime Minister Modi’s dialogue with Bill Gates shed light on India’s commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable development, urging the global community to prioritize green initiatives to ensure a greener and sustainable future for all.

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