India to have its first solar-powered embassy in Madagascar
Antananarivo: On the occasion of the grand finale of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, Embassy of India Antananarivo, Madagascar is going to be the first Indian Embassy to switch to Solar Power with the installation of an 8 KW solar power plant on its rooftop.
Both India and Madagascar are members of the International Solar Alliance which aims to promote solar energy to fight climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental pollution.
The solar powered ‘clean and green’ Indian Embassy will be jointly inaugurated on 2nd Oct at 14:30 Hrs (Madagascar time) by Raharinirina Baomiavotse Vahinala, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Madagascar and Abhay Kumar, Ambassador of India.
The event will also be attended by Marie Dimond: Resident Representative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Volatiana Rakotondrazafy, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Country Representative, Nanie Ratsifandrihamanana, Country Director of World Wildlife Fund and Mr. Moumini Ouédraogo, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Madagascar.
The event will be broadcast live on Twitter and FB page of the Embassy at 14:30 hours Madagascar time, Abhay told globalbihari.com.
– globalbihari bureau