"Discussions of environment have been taking for long, but for the last few years, its negative impact has been felt on normal human lives... There is a challenge before the mankind to find a solution to this problem," PM Modi said.
He was speaking at an event where he flagged off an electric bus, gifted by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, to ferry MPs at Parliament. He was clear that the countries are going to work to harness solar energy.
Referring to the recent CoP-21 summit in Paris, PM Modi highlighted two significant initiatives -- Mission Innovation launched jointly by the US, France and India, with the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on development of green technologies and the creation of the International Solar Alliance of countries with abundant sunlight.
The headquarters of this alliance will be in Delhi, the Prime Minister said. "There are 122 nations which get the benefit of sun rays for more than 300 days in a year. With India's initiative, an organization of such nations has been formed," Prime Minister Modi said.

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