More than 70% of India’s population across 400 districts will get access to city gas distribution (CGD) network once the work is completed after the 10th bidding round, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.
While laying the foundation stone of CGD projects in 65 Geographical Areas (GAs) in 129 districts awarded in the ninth round, Modi said here that India had to keep in mind its clean energy commitment and show the world that development could happen without much damage to the environment.
This assumes significance in a country that is now the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China. India plans to reduce by 2030 its carbon footprint by 33-35% from its 2005 levels, as part of its commitments to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted by 195 countries in Paris in 2015 Read More
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