Climate change big challenge for agriculture sector: PM Modi at COP26 global climate summit
The 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off on Sunday in Scotland's Glasgow and will conclude on November 12.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressing the COP26 global climate summit stressed that topic of Climate change should be taught in schools as this will help in adaptation benefits to our people and improving their quality of life.
“We have to make adaptation the main part of our development policies and schemes. In India, schemes like 'Nal Se Jal', Clean India Mission and Ujjawala have not only given adoption benefits to our citizens but also improved their quality of life,” said PM Modi addressing the leaders.
“From sources of drinking water to affordable housing, all need to be made resilient against climate change. In India, our various projects like Tap Water for All, Clean India Mission and Clean Cooking Fuel For All have not only provided adaptation benefits to our citizens in need, but also improved their quality of life. We will need to make adaptation the key component of our development policies and projects.”
“Just like in India, climate change is a big challenge for the agriculture sector in most developing countries. There are changes in the cropping patterns, untimely rains/floods and crops are often destroyed by typhoons,” PM Modi.