India has moved from women’s development to women-led development: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a session of the G7 summit on food security and gender equality on Monday during which he stressed that India’s approach had shifted from women’s development to a women-led development.

Modi also suggested that to ensure food security, the focus should be on availability of fertilizers, a structured system for utilizing Indian agricultural talents, nutritious alternatives like millet and natural farming.

“Prime Minister @narendramodi addressed the @G7 session on food security and gender equality, sharing India’s experiences in these areas. He stressed that India’s approach was shifted from women’s development ‘to women-led development,'” external affairs ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi tweeted.

“(The Prime Minister) suggested the following priority areas to ensure food security: 1. Availability of fertilizers 2. Structured system of utilizing Indian agricultural talents 3. Nutrient alternatives like millet 4. Natural farming,” he said. he said in another tweet.

Earlier, in his remarks during the session on “Investing in a better future: climate, energy, health” at the G7 summit here, Modi claimed that India’s dedication to climate commitments is evident from its performance.

He also expressed hope that wealthy G-7 countries will support India’s efforts in combating climate change and urged them to tap into the huge clean energy technology market emerging in the country.

Before the start of the summit, Prime Minister Modi shook hands with US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the leaders gathered for a group photo.

The Group of Seven (G7) is an intergovernmental political grouping made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union is an “unlisted member”.

The German presidency has invited Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa to the G7 summit in Elmau, Bavaria.

Modi is attending the G7 summit at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

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Mara R. Wilmoth