India can lead in sustainability development: Nobel laureate

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 06, 2013 10:30 hrs

Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) India can become the global leader in sustainable development, Taiwanese Nobel laureate Yuan Tseh Lee said at the 100th Indian Science Congress here Sunday.

"There can be no sustainable future of the world without a sustainable Asia, and no sustainable Asian future without a sustainable India. The time for sustainable transformation must begin today and India can take the leadership," said Lee.

"Ours is a tremendous tradition of creativity and ingenuity and India has incredible resources to offer in helping Asia and the world to find different paths to sustainability," Lee said at the ongoing centenary session of the Indian Science Congress.

He said India must not follow the Western approach towards development. "It can and must do better. What happens in Asia is likely to make or break the world's sustainable future and what happens in India can make or break Asia's sustainable future," Lee said.

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