According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country is heavily emphasising the environment as part of its economic strategy
According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is advancing with a clear path for addressing environmental issues and climate change while striking a balance between immediate needs and long-term goals.
Speaking on the occasion of World Environment Day, he asserted that India had increased its forest cover on par with the expansion of its 4G and 5G cellular networks.
"The theme of this year's World Environment Day is to get rid of single-use plastic, an issue about which the world is talking today but India has been working on it consistently for the last four-five years.
"In 2018 itself, India started working at two levels for getting rid of single-use plastic. On one hand, we banned single-use plastic and on the other hand we made the plastic waste processing mandatory," he said.
He claimed that India, like any other country, places a significant emphasis on the environment in order to advance.
"On the one hand, we have provided help to the poor, and on the other hand, we have also taken major steps keeping in mind the fuel requirements of the future," he said.
According to Modi, India has put a lot of emphasis on "green and clean energy" over the last nine years.