Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore a special blue jacket to the Parliament on Wednesday which was made from recycled plastic bottles to reinforce the government’s message on the need to phase out single-use plastic.
PM Modi has always been at the forefront to make the battle against climate change a people’s movement. The blue jacket he wore to Parliament was special because it had been made from recycled PET bottles.
The jacket was presented to the Prime Minister by the Indian Oil Corporation during the inauguration of the India Energy Week in Bengaluru on Monday. More than 10 crore PET bottles will be recycled to make sustainable garments for IOC employees and armed forces. Under the “Unbottled” initiative of Indian Oil, Modi launched these uniforms on Monday. He associated India’s efforts at “Green Growth” and energy transition with the “reduce, reuse and recycle” nature of our lifestyle.
The government also recently launched the National Green Hydrogen Mission with an outlay of Rs 19,700 crore, which will facilitate the transition of the economy to low carbon intensity as well as reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports.
At the event the Prime Minister stressed that there is no better place than India to make energy sector investments. “The energy sector plays a major role in deciding the future of the world in the 21st century. India is one of the strongest voices today in developing new resources of energy and in the energy transition. The country which is also all set to become a developed nation, has unprecedented possibilities for the energy sector,” he said.
The Energy Week showcased India’s many efforts in making a smooth transition to green energy by reducing dependency on fossil fuel. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman provided an outlay of Rs 35,000 crore to achieve energy transition and net zero objectives and listed green growth among seven priorities of the government.