While addressing the G-20 development ministers’ meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday has said that India is not limited to women empowerment but extends to women-led development.
Notably, many Olympic and World Championship medal-winning wrestlers such as Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia has been protesting and demanding the arrest of BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for allegedly sexually harassing several female grapplers, including a minor.
Interestingly, PM Modi underlined that women are setting the agenda for development and are also the agents of growth and change. He urged everyone to adopt a game-changing action plan for women-led development.
Highlighting the issue of the growing data divide, he said that high-quality data is critical for meaningful policy-making, efficient resource allocation, and effective public service delivery.
He said that the democratisation of technology is a crucial tool to help bridge the data divide. In India, the Prime Minister elaborated, digitalisation has brought about a revolutionary change where technology is being used as a tool to empower people, make data accessible, and ensure inclusivity.
The Prime Minister underlined that India is willing to share its experience with partner countries and expressed hope that discussions will result in tangible actions to promote data for discourse, development and delivery in developing countries.