Disaster Resilient Infrastructure Need Of The Hour: PM Modi On Climate Change
Warning against the dangers of climate change and natural disasters like the one in Uttarakhand recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the IITs to develop disaster resilient infrastructure that can withstand their effects.
Addressing the 66th convocation of IIT-Kharagpur, the oldest of Indian Institutes of Technology, he gave the students the mantra of "Self-3" - "self-awareness, self- confidence and selflessness" - in order to become startups for bringing about a change in the lives of people.
He also spoke of the need for making available safe, affordable and environment-friendly energy to people through initiatives like the International Solar Alliance.
"Climate change is a major challenge as natural disasters destroy infrastructure. India drew the attention of the world to the issue of disaster management," he said.
"You can see what happened recently in Uttarakhand. We should focus on developing disaster resilient infrastructure that can withstand natural disasters," he added.