The cooperation between India and the European Union will facilitate policy dialogue and bring best practices as well as business solutions for clean energy projects, particularly in the farm sector.
“The partnership between India and the EU will facilitate policy dialogue, bring best practices, business solutions and joint research and innovation and will look at financing models for clean energy and climate change,” Ficci quoted Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador, European Union Delegation to India. The European Investment Bank has already provided loans for more than euro 1.2 billion to support implementation of energy and climate related projects in India, he said adding that the EU was closely involved in developing offshore wind, solar parks and energy efficiency in India. Agriculture uses about 18 per cent of the electricity consumed in India. This means that to tackle energy security, to implement India’s climate commitments, as well as to ensure food security and deal with water challenges, India must consider energy efficiency in irrigation, Ficci said in the statement.