Prime Minister Narendra Modi has committed that India will ensure that 40 per cent of energy used by the nation will come from non-fossil fuels and rapidly developing renewable energy sources by 2030. India, the minister said, is moving ahead to meet that goal.
Last week, while announcing that the US will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, President Trump had singled out India, claiming the deal allows India to build hundreds of coal plants and double coal production till 2020.
Dr Harsh Vardhan, who is attending the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial in Beijing, said forums like it -- and the Second Mission Innovation that is taking place alongside -- go a long way in helping share clean technologies and practical experiences.
Regarding China's aggressive moves to cut down on its coal dependence and increase the use of renewable energy sources, the minister said it is necessary for all to put in their best efforts. For India, he said, it comes easy as "worshipping nature is part of our DNA and we know the importance of clean air and our rivers".