Guyana, India discuss cooperation in environment, renewable energy
President David Granger, who is currently in India, has met with that country’s Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Indian Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh.
According to Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Mahalingam Venkatachalam, discussions with Dr. Vardhan centred around the possible cooperation between the two countries for the effective use of Iwokrama International Centre and the 500 Green Good Deeds initiated by the Indian Minister.
In 2017, the Indian Government launched the ‘500 Green Good Deeds’ to solve its forest-related issues. A digital mobile application was also launched which urges people to perform at least one Green Good Deed every day.
Some of the 500 Green Good Deeds listed in the Mobile App include – planting trees, saving energy, conserving water and use of public transport and promoting carpool.
In a Facebook post, the High Commissioner said friendly and cordial meetings also ended with the Indian Minister’s invitation to Guyana for participation in the World Environment Day to be celebrated in India on 5th June 2018.
The President’s meeting with Indian Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy discussed mutual cooperation in Renewable energy, particularly in the Solar Energy sector.
President Granger is in India to attend the International Solar Alliance Summit, slated to commence on March 11 while Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is recovering from a heart surgery.
On Thursday, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge was sworn in to perform the duties of President by Chancellor (ag) of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings Edwards and Vice President and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan to perform the duties of Prime Minister.