Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi made a case for India’s membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in New York. He delivered this important message when he was addressing a large business gathering in the Bloomberg Global Business Forum. These comments on NSG membership were made by him during a Q&A session with former New York City Mayor and businessman, Michael Bloomberg.
“One challenge that is before us today is that of nuclear energy, because, since we are not a member of the NSG, we do not really have the ability to get the fuel for producing nuclear energy,” Mr. Modi said, as part of an answer on climate change and India’s energy needs.
“If we were to get that opportunity, we could perhaps be a model in this area for the world,” he said.
NSG controls large portion of nuclear trade around the world. India’s case for becoming a member of NSG has been supported by U.S., UK, France and other member countries but China is opposing this idea as India has not signed Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.
India and U.S. jointly declared in March that six U.S. companies would set up nuclear power reactors in various parts of India.
He borrowed some of his points that he raised at the UN Climate Action Summit on Monday about the 450 GW target for Solar Energy and Jal Jeevan water project along with restrictions on use of single-use plastics.
We are starting a very big movement to stop the use of plastic on the 2nd of October on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,” he said.
He also stressed on the fact that since India has third largest coal reserves in the world therefore they can’t stop using coal for their development but assured thus that India is working on making mining more environment friendly and lookinh to adopt coal gasification technology.