G20 Digital Ministers Meet: India calls for inclusive and sustainable economies, societies
Union Minister for Communications and Electronics & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said during the virtual G-20 Digital Economy Ministers meet on Thursday
“G20 nations have a responsibility that everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies,” Union Minister for Communications and Electronics & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said during the virtual G-20 Digital Economy Ministers meet on Thursday.
Highlighting the steps taken by India to contain the spread, he also offered the roadmap for the world to emulate. At the same time he emphasized the importance to revive the economy while continuing the fight against COVID-19.
He said that next phase of digitalization is about applications that will impact livelihoods, accelerate various sectors, strengthen the supply chain and build a cyber-safe world.
The Union Minister impressed upon the G20 Ministers that the present situation demands greater collaboration among stakeholders for providing solutions that can address issues related to social distancing, distributed workforce and the changing nature of global supply chain.
He called on the G20 to come out with a concrete digital action plan to fight the global pandemic. He highlighted the critical role of Indian IT-ITeS industry in maintaining the global business continuity and offered India as a lucrative destination for displaced global supply chains.
At the meeting, G20 Ministers agreed to leverage the potential of digital medium to contain the pandemic and protect people.
G20 Ministers also called for a coordinated global digital response to fight the pandemic, adopting measures to strengthen communication infrastructure and network connectivity, Non-personal data exchange in a secured manner, use of digital solutions for healthcare, cyber secured world and measures to strengthen resilience of businesses.