India highlights Covid-19 fight, economic achievements at UNGA

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In a discussion on ICT for Sustainable Development and Globalization and Interdependence at the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, India’s First Secretary Sneha Dubey said that during the pandemic, India took unique social security initiatives that helped the poor and outreach broad- was based.

New York: India has got another success after PM Modi’s diplomatic victory over China and Pakistan. In the 76th session of the United National General Assembly (UNGA).

The country said at the 76th session of the United National General, “India has brought more than 200 million Indian women into the mainstream financial system during the last two years, while promoting economic empowerment, even as the COVID-19 was also battling the pandemic, which had gripped the world. Assembly (UNGA).

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In a discussion on ICT for Sustainable Development and Globalization and Interdependence at the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, India’s First Secretary Sneha Dubey said that during the pandemic, India took unique social security initiatives that helped the poor and outreach broad- was based.

“The energy of digital technology and the Internet has been a force multiplier in this effort. Clean cooking-fuel delivery as well as free food supplies to 800 million people and cash transfers to 400 million have been streamlined by digitally enabled technology. Dubey said that financial inclusion has been accelerated and digital transactions have been accelerated, bringing more than 200 million Indian women into the mainstream of the financial system, thus ushering in economic empowerment.

He stressed that India’s Aarogya Setu was effective in contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.

“Our indigenous IT platform, Aarogya-Setu, facilitates effective Covid-contact tracing. India’s Co-Win App – an open platform for managing immunizations – continues to provide vaccine access to millions of people. ICT tools have been deployed effectively to improve access to education and healthcare,” she said.

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He also emphasized that India has created a strong, transparent and vibrant digital system that is inclusive and empowering.

“India has thus created a robust, transparent and vibrant digital system that is inclusive and empowering, offering much-needed solutions to combat poverty, spur economic growth and improve productivity in the times of COVID,” he said. said.

The First Secretary agreed on the fact that technologies are also creating unprecedented challenges and widening the digital divide.

“We cannot deny that technologies are also creating unprecedented challenges including invasion of privacy, promoting misinformation and disinformation, infiltrating critical infrastructure through cyberattacks, threats to human rights and bridging the digital divide. “Access to technology is not always uniform. And this has led to wide disparities between developed countries and the Global South,” she said.

She agreed that the ongoing digital revolution is inclusive, with a development goal of “leaving no one behind”.

In keeping with the central premise of the Sustainable Development Goals of “leaving no one behind”, we believe it is imperative that the ongoing digital revolution be inclusive,” she adds.

He highlighted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is offering a co-win platform for global good under India’s flagship development assistance programme.

“Strong technical cooperation through transfer of technology and capacity building among member countries is critical in achieving the SDGs. India is sharing its experience and expertise with development partners, especially within the framework of South-South cooperation.

“Prime Minister Modi has already offered the Co-Win platform for global wellbeing. India has further strengthened its flagship development assistance programme, Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation, to provide online training to healthcare workers from several countries. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners in this area,” he concluded.

India has amended an existing law allowing women to work night shifts in metropolitan cities, expanding their scope of opportunities.

Further, to increase their access to financial capital, the Stand Up India scheme has a provision to enable each bank branch to give loans ranging from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore only to women.

With respect to small businesses, the overwhelming majority i.e. around 70 per cent of the beneficiaries of the Mudra scheme are women, who have availed loans between Rs 50,000 and Rs 10 lakh.

In addition, PSUs are mandated to buy at least 3 per cent of their essential products from women-led or women-founded MSMEs, the Saudi Gazette reported.

This has led to a marked increase in the presence of women in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector, with over 32,000 women entrepreneurs registering on the government e-marketplace (GeM) within a few months of its announcement, and the number steadily increasing. appears to be.

Also, the Government of India established Permanent Commissions for Women in all three wings of the Armed Forces, which will be remembered as a landmark step towards ensuring gender equality in a field dominated by men.

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With schemes like ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, India is striving hard to save the lives of its girl child and to protect and enrich them with all its resources.

With the implementation of these policies, the youth and women of India are ready to meet the country’s developmental aspirations of a self-reliant India of the 21st century and make India a vibrant country, holding its own in the global community in every aspect of progress. Is.

First published:Oct. 6, 2021, 4:33 PM

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