Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that centre and states must work as a team to develop the nation. Interacting with the students of Indian Institute of Petroleum leum and Energy in Vishakhapatnam, he said that Country cannot progress without states.
Talking on the need to bridge the gap between Rural and Urban areas, the Vice President said that development must reach out to people in rural areas. Connectivity is crucial in developing rural areas, he said.
The Vice President also stressed that he has taken it as a mission to visit all major educational institutions in India and said that he wants to be apprised of happenings in different universities and institutions. I get reassured when i talk to them, I feel that the country is in right hands, he said.
While interacting with students he went down the memory lane and recalled his student days at Vishakhapatnam.
The Vice President said that industrialization, Rapid Urbanization, Rising Income Levels, and other factors are spurring demand for oil and gas. In the coming years, India is projected to overtake Japan to become the third largest oil consumer in the world, after United States and China, he said.
The Vice President said that India must have, the right energy mix ( Solar, Thermal, Hydel, Wind, Oil and Gas ) to meet the growing energy demand.
He also said that there is huge potential for solar energy and we have not exploited even one percent of the Solar Energy potential in the Country.