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Kalam calls for energy independence


The Tribune, New Delhi, 15th August, 2005


A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today laid highest priority of India achieving energy independence by 2030 and called for implementing with a great sense of urgency interlinking of the rivers programme. We need to evolve a comprehensive renewable energy policy for energy independence within a year.


This should address all issues relating to generation of energy throught wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and ocean, Dr Kalam said in his address to the nation on the eve of the 59th Independence Day. By 2020, he said, the nation should achieve comprehensive security through enhancement of oil and gas exploration and production worldwide.


Though nuclear power generation had been given a thrust by the use of uranium-based fuel, three would be a requirement for a tenfold increase in nuclear power generation even to attain reasonable degree of energy self-sufficiency for our Country, he said.