Green investment and sustainability are a priority in public policy, Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey said on Wednesday.
He was speaking at a webinar on ASSOCHAM conference on Green Investment and Sustainability organised by the chamber.
He spoke on various initiatives taken by the government to promote renewable energy, electric mobility, forestry, fiscal instrument design, and green growth plans.
Government schemes and policies such as Swachh Bharat mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Smart Cities, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana and Pradhan Mantri UjjwalaYojana, among others, are all contributing towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
“Both central and state governments continue to maintain economic growth by introducing and implementing various policies and measures relating to sustainable development, climate change, energy efficiency and air pollution,” the minister said.
Choubey said under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India has embarked on a path of climate policy initiatives and green recovery through a structured approach, planned investments to tackle climate change such as renewable energy and low carbon transport are the foremost priorities and central to the development agenda.
Sustainability has become a common agenda and a common challenge for humanity, commented Adviser (Infrastructure connectivity and Electric Mobility), Niti Aayog, Suvendhu Sinha.