New Delhi: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the International Conference and Exhibition on Energy and Environment: Challenges and Opportunities (ENCO 2019) today (February 20, 2019) in New Delhi. This Conference is being organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that in today’s era of rapid technological advance, energy and environment are major concerns not only for developing countries but also for developed countries. Global trends show that coal will remain the predominant energy source for most countries, including India, while renewable sources will also grow. The President said that India is committed to provide power to all citizens at affordable cost as well as boost the national economy through an industrial revolution in tune with Industry 4.0. He urged participants of the Conference to come up with actionable ideas on environmental issues related to use of fossil fuels and viable alternatives.