PM Modi highlights India’s initiatives for Sustainable Development Goals at G-20

Hamburg [Germany]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-20 Summit on Friday spoke about India’s initiatives for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets through consistent roadmap for implementation and the National Review as per United Nations guidelines.

At Session II on Sustainable Development, Climate and Energy, the Prime Minister emphasised on need for cooperation in world of opposing realities. He also speaks about tech facilitation, ODA commitments, infrastructure, labour mobility and health.

He proposed an international coalition of countries that can identify technology, develop systems and build capacities, adding that India is ready to lead.

Prime Minister Modi also stressed on the need to be forthcoming on climate change action and that developing countries must have enough room to grow.

He emphasised that Skill India, Digital India, and financial inclusion measures are India’s own initiatives in consonance with the SDGs.

Earlier, speaking at the first session on global growth and trade at the G-20 Summit, Indian leader highlighted his government’s ambitious rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying it would create a unified market of 1.3 bn people and build resilience.

He also said that growth and development for all in India is central to his pursuit of eco-prosperity and for this, his government aims to lift 100 million households out of poverty by 2019.

The vision also includes doubling farmers’ income by 2022 and equip the 500 million youth of the country with productive skill set.

On the sidelines of the summit he also held talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (ANI)