New Delhi, Apr 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted that India will be a key driver in the energy sector in the next 25 years. The PM was addressing 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi.

Adding further, he said, “My vision for India’s energy future has four pillars – Energy access, energy efficiency, energy sustainability and energy security.”

Speaking at the event, he also claimed that the government is working towards job generation through Make in India. “Our govt is boosting local manufacturing through Make in India & filling of youth in industries such as textile, petrochemical, engineering,” he said.

The Ministerial Meeting this year was attended by Dharmendra Pradhan, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria, Kosaburo Nishime, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan, Li Fanrong, Deputy Administrator of National Energy Administration, China, Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy, Russia, Mark Wesley Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, USA, among others.

Hosted by India and co-hosted by China and Korea, IEF16 aims to focus on how global shifts, transition policies and new technologies influence market stability and future investment in the energy sector. Dialogue among Ministers and industry leaders on how energy security and system resiliency will evolve along energy transition pathways, and meet global economic, demographic, and environmental challenges, will help secure an energy future that remains affordable, productive, sustainable and fair to all.