On Wednesday, India’s civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia invited the Montreal-based United Nations agency to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Scindia interacted with various national executives and representatives at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). He also met with the president of the Executive Council of ICAO Salvatore Sciacchitano.
After his meeting, Scindia tweeted, “Together with other ICAO members, India is committed to playing an instrumental role in growing the global civil aviation market”. In his meeting, he focused on the “democratisation of civil aviation” where he tweeted that they “discussed issues related to making civil aviation more inclusive and affordable, along with the way forward for the sector”.
In 2015, India and France launched ISA who has several international and multilateral organisations as its partners. UN agencies like United Nations Development Programme, UN Environment, World Bank, European Union, and the Commonwealth Secretariat are among its other partners.
In Montreal, Scindia integrated with the Indo-Canadian community and reacted favourably to requests from the national president of the Canda India Global Forum Dr S D Dwivedi for direct flights connecting Vancouver to Chandigarh and Amritsar.
According to Scindia, there was nearly 9% penetration in India in the section of the flying population with 144 million.