New Delhi, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said global energy system is transforming at an unprecedented pace. Participating in the ENRich 2019 – KPMG India’s Annual Energy Conclave here, the Petroleum Minister said India, too, is in the midst of a major transformative shift in its energy sector.
‘In India we are finding ways to achieve the twin objectives of more energy and less carbon through a healthy mix of all commercially-viable energy sources. India will chart its own course of energy transition in a responsible manner,’ the Minister said.
Speaking at the event about sustainable growth, Mr Pradhan pointed out that the centrality of energy growth in a sustainable manner is a high priority of the government. There is unprecedented advancement, on both the demand and supply sides of the equation, as the world and India seek out more benign methods to advance global growth and welfare.
He further said the trajectory to end energy poverty in India, as compared to the rest of the world, would be based on special national circumstances. This is more so when the average Indian lives only on a third of the per capita consumption of energy that the United Nations believes is necessary for human well-being.