Dhaka: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan assured that India is committed to promote sustainable development. However, She urged the developed countries to do their bit if the world has to be pushed towards more supportable production and consumption patterns.
“While India is determined about its commitment to promoting sustainable development for its people and do its fair share for global sustainability, it is equally important to ensure sustained and greater international flow of financial and latest technological resources to the developing countries,” Mahajan said at the South Asian Speakers’ Summit here.
The developed countries should take the lead in rapidly moving towards sustainable consumption and production patterns, she said.
Mahajan said schemes like Make in India, Skill India and Digital India would give the country a leg-up in achieving the sustainable development goals.
“India has always believed that there cannot be any sustainable development without nurturing the nature. The issues of food security, health, quality education, gender equality, etc., have always remained high on the developmental agenda of India,” she said.
The international community should redouble its commitment to ending poverty and hunger and to set the world on a path of sustainable and inclusive development the larger goal of which were intertwined with the issues of regional connectivity and cooperation, she said.
“South Asia has not only a shared history but also a shared cultural legacy. As such, South Asia’s geographical and economic complementarities can be used to improve the lives of peoples in the entire region,” she said.(IANS)