Obama is interested in Developing India

December 05, 2015 | 11:12 AM | 1 Views

In an interview with leading news daily US President Barack Obama said that it is US interest to offer technological development to India and develop India in a technical way.

"It is in our interest to help them (India) develop. Because they're not going to say, okay, we're just going to stay poor -- they're going to want cars and refrigerators and air conditioning, just like we have. It's in our interest to say to them, here's technologies that can allow you to leapfrog over the dirty technologies; do it in a cleaner, smarter way. We do that not out of charity; we do it because -- here's one thing you can't do. You can't build a wall to the atmosphere. You can't build a border wall when it comes to carbon emissions or global temperatures or the oceans," Mr Obama said.

"And so this is one of those things where we're all in it together and we've got to make sure that people have incentives to work with us," he added.

"We already are involved in all kinds of programs to help countries develop their energy strategies, to develop adaptations to rising seas or drought or improve agriculture. So there are a bunch of streams of money that we already provide various countries. And part of our job coming out of Paris is going to be make sure that we adapt our foreign aid approaches so that we're also helping countries grow while not polluting. And this is in our interest. Keep in mind that -- let's take a country like India that's got over a billion people," he added.


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