Chennai: Danish Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and
Crown Princess Mary paid an official visit to Chennai to take forward the
Green Strategic Partnership with India.
The Danish Government commenced a multi-layered strategic program to
not just strengthen the trade ties between the two countries in the energy
and water sectors, but also promote green and sustainable progress in India.
Packed in a series of diplomatic meetings the Green Strategic Partnership
Initiative flagged off here today.
Gracing India with their official visit from February 26 onwards at New
Delhi, the Royal Highnesses proceeded with Chennai episode and were
accompanied by a high-level delegation of Danish Ministers and senior
cadre of bureaucracy.
During the visit, the Danish delegation highlighted solutions, technological
innovations, and the latest know-how on energy and water that will help
India become carbon neutral.
They also visited the IIT Madras Research Park where a series of sessions
and panel discussions were held.
On the energy front, Denmark is a world leader in the green transition and
has abundance to offer with regard to wind energy, green hydrogen and
bioenergy and energy efficiency at a cost-effective green energy transition.
Denmark and India will also develop offshore wind strategy, as India is
already the world’s fourth-largest onshore wind market by cumulative
Moreover, Danish companies offer the key technologies and solutions
needed to achieve the Indian government’s priority of bringing safe
and reliable drinking water to each household.
Groundwater mapping and other specialized Danish solutions can support
India in improving the sustainability of its groundwater as a source for water
The visit will also help in wastewater treatment, where Denmark has shown
that wastewater can become an important resource with the right technology and approach.
A symbolic ceremony proceeded with the announcement and signing of Danish projects in Tamil Nadu.
The delegation also embarked on a factory visit of Vesta and a campus tour of Danfoss production facility at Oragadam, about 50 km from here.
Key sessions under the energy track included talks on energy production supply chain and the use of renewable energy.
The Tamil Nadu Government’s Water Resources Department gave a presentation offering a perspective on current and future water challenges in India with a focus on TamilNadu.
The visit by Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark indeed went a long way in strengthening the ties between the two great nations and set a new milestone for a greener and sustainable future.