India to host International Solar Alliance initiative

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Dec 2015 13:53:23

French President Francois Hollande greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Le Bourget, outside Paris on Monday. (PTI)


PARIS, Nov 30 (PTI)

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi along with French President Francois Hollande on Monday jointly launched the International Solar Alliance and pledged India’s assistance of USD 30 million for the initiative that brings together developed and developing countries.
Modi also announced that India will host the initiative in the premises of the National Institute of Solar Energy in Gurgaon, Haryana.
He said that India will provide land and contribute about USD 30 million to build the Secretariat infrastructure of the initiative and support its operation for the next five years. “This is an alliance that brings together developed and developing countries, governments and industries, laboratories and institutions in a common enterprise,” Modi said at the launch of the International Solar Alliance.