Prime Minister urges scientists to help achieve country’s energy target
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the scientists to help the government achieve the energy production target of 100 Gigawatts in next six years as it was essential to reach a higher growth rate and make the people of the country happier.
Speaking at the platinum jubilee celebration of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR )here ,he also urged them to go to different schools and colleges and draw the children towards science and technology. “ No country in the world has developed without the one joining hands with the other. History is a witness in this connection”, he said.
Emphasising on better creation of infrastructure in the country Modi said it was necessary for rapid growth in different fields including industry. He also asked scientists to put more stress on solar energy as it required less capital investment and could meet the energy requirement of common men.
Appreciating the work done by central mechanical engineering research institute at Durgapur in West Bengal in this connection he recalled that the institute had developed a Solar Tree which required only four square feet area to produce energy. “This can help in providing electricity to the remote corners of the country”, he added.
Calling research an on-going process. the Prime Ministers said the scientists should endeavour to find out other cheaper sources of producing energy. “ It is a challenge but they should accept it and take necessary steps”.
More energy production is needed because villagers who have purchased mobile phones have to travel a good deal to get their batteries charged. “ Most of the people in this country have got mobiles now and, therefore, power demand is likely to go up in days and months to come.
The scientists should simultaneously suggest ways to successfully meet the challenge of river pollution, the Prime Minister.