'India should become super power of solution'

'India should become super power of solution'

Magsaysay award winner Dr Harish Hande said India should be the super power of solution as the developing and underdeveloped countries look up at India as the solution maker.

Speaking at the ‘Soorya Mitra’ award ceremony organized by SELCO Solar Lights Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru, he said India had numerous problems similar to any other developing or underdeveloped country. However, India should be transformed into the center for knowledge of solution

 The other developing and underdeveloped countries would prefer replicating the solution and India should emerge as the super power of solution. He said that African and Latin American countries cannot look up at US as the solution provider.

Asserting that development and environment were the two terms always at loggerheads, Hande said India was the paradox of rich and poor. The concept of development involves the sacrifice of environment. He stressed that ‘we need to create a society, where we need to balance the resources. By 2020 around nine billion in world will encounter the deficiency of resources.’

Stating that 1.6 billion people do not have power facilities, he called for the work aiding asset creation. He said ‘the very standard of power that we have created is harmful, as we have failed to do a lot many things’. He said ‘the skill of the model is how to replicate and how do we inspire others’.

While mapping the energy, poverty and violence, it can be noticed that lack of income generation is correlated to lack of energy.

He added social unsustainability leads to social insecurity. Social sustainability is the basic fabric of the society. He added that the inclusive growth should destroy the casteism, religious disparity and educational imbalance.

He stressed that solar should be looked at holistic manner.
India Today Group Chairman Shekhar Gupta, lamented that electricity was a political subject in India. We have abundant solar power, which nobody wants to buy.

The national-level ‘Soorya Mitra’ award was given away to RMZ Corporation, Bengaluru, founder and group chairman Arjun Menda and Chitra Don Bosco, Chitradurga Director Maria Julian on the occasion.

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