Lord Meghnad Desai's Idea Global to partner in areas of Climate Change

Published By : Admin | November 15, 2010 | 12:21 IST

Lord Meghnad Desai of British of Idea Global during his meeting with Chief Minister Narendra Modi here expressed his willingness to partner Gujarat Government in its efforts to face challenges in Climate Change.

The idea was struck in a meeting between the state government and the British firm Idea Global, engaged in financing climate projects in energy and carbon market, for exploring new vistas for co-operation.

The Gujarat Government is the fourth government in the world to have started an independent separate department of climate change with a view to reducing pollution, conserving energy, getting carbon credits and developing solar and wind power. Lord Meghnad Desai and other officials from Idea Global were impressed by Gujarat's video presentation.

Welcoming the Idea Global willingness to provide professional expertise, Shri Modi talked about the government's pilot project for implementing the ambitious solid waste management and waste water treatment to convert 50 urban centres in the state as 'green and clean' cities to earn carbon credits.

The other project is to convert the existing coal-based power plants into gas-fired plants, besides developing solar and wind energy, organic farming for bringing about qualitative improvement in the lives of the people. The Kalpsar Project across the Gulf of Cambay to reduce distance between Mumbai and Bhavnagar by 200 km is another ambitious project.

Shri. Modi also expressed his government's preparedness to start professional courses to develop human resources in new fields.

The meeting was attended by Climate Change Secretary Dr Rajivkumar Gupta and Chief Minister's Secretary A.K. Sharma, among others.

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"Just two days ago, the BJP released its Sankalp Patra. This is the first time that the Sankalp Patra of any party is being called a guarantee card. Because over the past 10 years, everyone has seen Modi's guarantee, which means a guarantee of fulfilment,” added PM Modi.

Talking about how the Congress and RJP exploited the poor, PM Modi asserted, “For decades, the Congress, which ruled the country, squandered opportunities, wasting the nation's time. We have lifted 25 crore people out of poverty. For decades, Congress and its allies showed dreams of bread and shelter to the poor. The NDA government has provided pucca houses to 4 crore poor. Jitan Ram Manjhi is a witness to how the Congress and the RJD exploited the names of Dalits, oppressed, and backward classes for their own political selfishness. The NDA has given rights and dignified lives to Dalits, oppressed, and backward classes.”

Focussing on development projects, PM Modi stated, "In our agenda, there is both development and heritage. You also know how long the North Koel project was pending. It's the NDA government that has put it back on track. The completion of this project will be a significant boon for the farmers of Gaya and Aurangabad, providing irrigation facilities. Under our government, Gaya Ji has also been included in the list of 12 ancient historical heritage sites under the PRASAD scheme." He further said, “This pace of development is just a trailer. I have much more to do for the country.”

Slamming the Opposition for doing politics over Ram Temple, PM Modi iterated, "Tomorrow is Ram Navami, a festival where the rays of the sun will specially bless the forehead of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. However, the people of the INDI Alliance are also troubled by the Ram temple. Those who once questioned the existence of Lord Ram are now speaking all kinds of language against the Ram Mandir! To appease a community, these people have even boycotted the consecration ceremony. A leader of this alliance, Congress's Shehzada, has openly declared that he will destroy the Shakti of Hinduism. Their other companions call our ancient tradition Dengue Malaria. Can you tell me, are these people worthy of winning even a single seat?”

Accusing the RJD of casting the state in a negative light, PM Modi remarked, “RJD has ruled Bihar for several years but they don't have the guts to discuss the work done by their government. RJD has only given two things to Bihar - Jungle Raj and Corruption. It was during their era when kidnapping and ransom became an industry in Bihar. Our sisters and daughters couldn't step out of their homes. Areas like our Gaya were engulfed in the flames of Naxal violence. RJD forced many families to leave Bihar out of compulsion.”

He went on to say, “I say, eradicate corruption, and they say, save the corrupt. They think that the people of Bihar, the youth of Bihar, will fall for their words. In the era of smartphones, the smart youth of Bihar will never align with the goons of Jungle Raj. If RJD were in power, even your mobile phone battery wouldn't get charged. Those who want to charge mobile phones with their lanterns do not want the country to progress.”

Lashing out at the opposition, PM Modi said, “Those who insult Sanatan should listen carefully: even in the Constituent Assembly that drafted India's Constitution, 80-90% of the members were Sanatanis, and these Sanatanis collaborated with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to create such an outstanding Constitution. For the opposition, the constitution will be a political tool, but for us, the constitution is the cornerstone of our faith.”