PM addresses G20 Labour Ministers’ Meet
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meet in Indore, Madhya Pradesh via video message on 21 July, 2023.
Underlining that employment is one of the most important economic and social factors, the Prime Minister said that the world is at the threshold of some of the greatest changes in the employment sector and stressed the need to prepare responsive and effective strategies to address these rapid transitions.
In this era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, technology has become and will remain the core driver for employment.
India is the gainer in creating countless technology jobs during the last such technology-led transformation.
The Prime Minister emphasized skilling the workforce with the use of advanced technologies and processes and said that skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling are the mantras for the future workforce.
India has the potential to become one of the largest providers of skilled workforce in the world and a globally mobile workforce is going to be a reality in the future.
He said that it requires new models of international cooperation and coordination, and migration and mobility partnerships.
He suggested finding sustainable solutions to create opportunities for regular work and coming up with new models to ensure social security, health and safety.
The Prime Minister expressed confidence that this meeting will send out a strong message for the welfare of all workers worldwide.
‘India is among the global leaders in solar and wind power’
PM addresses G20 Energy Ministers’ Meet
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the G20 Energy Ministers Meet in Goa via video message on July 22, 2023.
Throwing light on India’s efforts in green growth and energy transition, the Prime Minister pointed out that India is the most populated nation and the fastest-growing large economy in the world and yet is strongly moving towards its climate commitments.
The Prime Minister informed that India has achieved its non-fossil installed electric capacity target nine years in advance and set a higher target for itself. He mentioned that the nation plans to achieve 50 percent non-fossil installed capacity by 2030. “India is also among the global leaders in solar and wind power”, the Prime Minister said.
In the last 9 years, India connected more than 190 million families with LPG.
India’s domestic electric vehicle market projection of 10 million annual sales by 2030.
For decarbonizing India, the Prime Minister said the country is working on Mission mode on Green Hydrogen as an alternative and aims to transform India into a Global Hub for the production, use and export of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives.
The world looks up to the G20 group to advance sustainable, just, affordable, inclusive and clean energy transition, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of taking the Global South along and ensuring low-cost finance for developing countries.
He emphasized finding ways to bridge technology gaps, promote energy security and work on diversifying supply chains.
The Prime Minister extended an invitation to all participating nations to join the Green Grids Initiative – ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid’ of the International Solar Alliance.