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Minister calls for promoting StarUps in “carbon neutral” building construction 

Union Minister of State (I/C) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh has called for promoting StarUps in “carbon neutral” building construction and linking them with industry to help India achieve 500GW non-fossil energy capacity by 2030.

While speaking at the Solar Decathlon India Awards Ceremony, an Indo-US joint initiative for clean energy, Dr. Jitendra Singh urged real estate developers, builders, industry, and academia to find innovative, affordable solutions that adapt to India’s climatic zones and unique needs, address extreme weather events, and reduce risk to lives and property.

Recognizing that StartUps in net-zero carbon emission have started emerging fast in the Indian landscape, Dr Jitendra Singh promised all financial support from DST and at the same time urged businesses to come forward with arms to adopt such ventures. He said, apart from clean and green buildings, emphasis on clean transportation, solar water pumps and solar-powered refrigeration, clean grid power, electric vehicles are some of the important areas for India’s cleantech ecosystem.

Recognizing the challenge of developing net-zero energy and net-zero-water, Dr Jitendra Singh congratulated the participants and winners of Solar Decathlon India for taking up real, live building projects and developing innovative solutions. He said, Solar Decathlon India (SDI) is helping develop the next generation of architects, engineers, and entrepreneurs who can deliver net-zero-energy buildings.

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