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Modi, Hollande to inaugurate interim secretariat in Gurgaon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande will jointly inaugurate the interim secretariat of the international solar alliance (ISA) on January 25, 2016.

punjab Updated: Jan 23, 2016 12:12 IST
HT Correspondent
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande(HT/Reuters )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande will jointly inaugurate the interim secretariat of the international solar alliance (ISA) on January 25, 2016.

The interim secretariat is to be established on the National Institute of Solar Energ y (NISE) campus, Gurgaon.

The Centre will support the alliance for five years by providing land and $30 million for this purpose.

A piece of land measuring 5 acre had been offered for this purpose in the National Institute of Solar Energy campus in Gurgaon.

Modi and the French President will also lay the foundation stone of the international solar alliance building.

An official release on Friday said that Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Union minister of state for power, coal and new and renewable energy Piyush Goyal would also be present on the occasion.

The alliance comprising 121 solar-resource-rich countries is working together with the objective of increasing the use of solar energy globally. It was launched jointly by Modi and the French President at Paris, France, on November 30, 2015.

The alliance would pave way for solar energy production and storage technologies keeping in mind the specific needs of an individual country.

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