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" 24/7 power is going to happen; it is not a question of possible or impossible. "
" India doesn't take responsibility for the problems that the world is facing because of thermal coal. "
" If India moves towards 100 percent LED lighting, we will reduce almost 79 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This will also reduce the electricity bills of people. "
" I don't want projects to take 10 years to set up. That adds to the cost. "
" Even a poor man doesn't ask alms unless he sees you have the ability to give. "
" It's equal opportunity for all, and we don't play favourites. "
" I want to reignite the interest in hydro-electric investments. "
" The Gujarat government knows what's in the interest of consumers. When they plan, they ensure they can save every single rupee or earn every single rupee for the state government and bring power at lowest cost to the consumer. They are tightfisted in their approach. "
" It is important to take into account the total power cost borne by consumers after taking into account what they spend on inverters and gensets. "
" In New York, lights are on the whole night; there are offices where not a single person is working, but all lights are on. The street lights at the White House are lit all the day. Why? And we are being told not to use coal. "
" Foreign and domestic investors will come only when they know that you have enough power. "
" The 100 gigawatt target for solar should not be a constraint. India won't stop at 100 GW. "
" Western countries have gone through their development cycle and enjoyed the fruits of ruining the environment over many years and are now giving us homilies and pontificating on responsibilities to the environment. I think they need to look inward. "
" States are the architects of UDAY, not the central government. "
" We aim to encourage investments that ease our supply-side bottlenecks, such as rural roads, cold-storage, and grain-warehouses, which will also help us combat inflation. "
" I am still fairly confident we will come out better than the West in terms of our overall development versus damage. "
" I am very friendly with the people of India, and corporates are also a part of that. "
" Centrally, I cannot interfere in states. "
" Energy is not a political issue for the Modi government. It is our commitment to provide electricity to every household of the country. "
" In most riots in India, Congress has had a direct or indirect involvement. History bears this out. "
" We have been working towards providing a clean environment to the people of India, and we are doing it out of our own conviction. "
" India has been developing its green energy resources. "
" Prime Minister Modi keeps challenging the system to keep performing better and better. He sets aggressive targets, and the whole system has to act. "
" We need to draw up a regime where government can be an enabler for manufacturing to compete at good quality and prices. "
" People of India deserve to be complimented for making the 2014 elections a referendum on the misrule of the Congress-led UPA and demonstrating their faith in a proven new leadership. "
" More taxes mean more money to spend for public welfare. "
" I can't inject renewables into a grid that doesn't have base load. "
" I am a happier person living in a country which has surplus of everything rather than shortages. "
" I like to set aggressive targets; without them, you will get ordinary performances. "
" You can't sell thermal power without the competitive bidding. "
" With transparency in renewables, the prices of renewables are coming down drastically. "