New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of environment in his monthly radio address Mann ki Baat, which was broadcast today hours before his departure for Paris to attend the global climate summit.
"Climate change, global warming are issues of discussion and concern," the Prime Minister said. "Energy conservation is the first solution to stop rising temperature. This is everyone's responsibility."
December 14 is the National Energy Conservation Day. There are many government schemes to help conserve energy, the Prime Minister said, naming the LED bulb scheme as one such.
In this context, PM Modi mentioned a resident of Kanpur, Noor Jehan, who is helping provide light to poor by using solar energy.
India's 25-member delegation will focus on PM Modi's call for climate justice, even though the country is under pressure from the developed nations to cut down on emission.
But with 200 million people with no access to electricity, India has said it will not accept any restrictions on its use of coal despite being the world's third largest carbon polluter.
The nation, however, has set a target of availing 175 gigawatts of power through renewable resources by 2022.