Elmau (Germany), Jun 27 (PTI): Underlining that rising costs of power and meals grains are affecting all international locations amid international pressure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday steered that for guaranteeing meals safety the main target needs to be on fertilisers’ availability, structured system to be used of Indian agricultural expertise, nutritious alternate options like millets and pure farming.
In an obvious reference to the Ukraine disaster, Modi famous that the G7 and people invited at its summit had been assembly amid an environment of world pressure and asserted that India has at all times been in favour of peace.
“Even within the current state of affairs, we now have continuously urged for the trail of dialogue and diplomacy. The affect of this geopolitical pressure isn’t just restricted to Europe. The rising costs of power and meals grains are affecting all of the international locations,” he stated in his remarks on the session on ‘Stronger Collectively: Addressing Meals Safety and Advancing Gender Equality’ on the G7 Summit right here.
The power and safety of creating international locations is especially in danger, he asserted.
On this difficult time, India has equipped meals grains to many international locations in want, Modi stated.
“Now we have dispatched about 35,000 tonnes of wheat as humanitarian support to Afghanistan in the previous couple of months. And even after the heavy earthquake there, India was the primary nation to ship aid supplies. We’re additionally serving to our neighbour Sri Lanka to make sure meals safety,” the prime minister identified.
Placing ahead his options as regards to international meals safety, Modi stated the main target needs to be on the supply of fertilizers, and retaining the worth chains of fertilizers clean at a worldwide scale.
“We try to extend the manufacturing of fertilizers in India and search cooperation from G7-countries on this regard,” he stated.
Noting that India has immense agricultural manpower in comparison with the international locations of the G7, he stated Indian agricultural abilities have helped give new life to conventional agricultural merchandise like cheese and olive in a few of the international locations of the G7.
“Can the G7 create a structured system for the widespread use of Indian agricultural expertise in its member international locations? With the assistance of conventional expertise of India’s farmers, meals safety might be ensured to G7 international locations,” Modi stated.
Mentioning that subsequent yr, the world is celebrating the Worldwide 12 months of Millets, the prime minister stated that on this event, we must always run a marketing campaign to advertise a nutritious different like millets.
Millets could make a beneficial contribution to making sure meals safety on this planet, he asserted.
“Lastly, I wish to draw the eye of all of you to the ‘pure farming’ revolution happening in India. Your consultants can examine this experiment. Now we have shared a non-paper on this topic with all of you,” he stated.
Talking on gender equality, Modi stated India’s strategy is shifting from ‘ladies’s growth’ to ‘women-led growth’.
Greater than 6 million Indian ladies frontline staff saved our residents protected in the course of the Covid pandemic, he stated.
“Our ladies scientists made an enormous contribution in creating vaccines and check kits in India,” Modi stated.
A couple of million feminine volunteers in India are lively in offering rural well being, whom we name ‘ASHA staff’, he stated, noting that simply final month, the World Well being Organisation honoured these Indian ASHA staff with its ‘2022 International Leaders Award’.
“If all of the elected leaders in India from native authorities to nationwide authorities are counted, greater than half of them are ladies, and the entire quantity might be in tens of millions. This reveals that Indian ladies are absolutely concerned in actual decision-making as we speak,” he stated.
“Subsequent yr, India goes to chair the G20. We’ll preserve shut dialogue with G7-countries on different points, together with post-COVID restoration, below the G20 platform,” Modi stated.
Earlier, in his remarks on the session on ‘Investing in a greater Future: Local weather, Power, Well being’ on the G7 Summit right here, Modi asserted that India’s dedication to local weather commitments is obvious from its efficiency.
He additionally expressed hope that wealthy international locations of G-7 will assist India’s efforts in combating local weather change and invited them to faucet the large marketplace for clear power applied sciences rising within the nation.
Earlier than the beginning of the summit, Prime Minister Modi shook arms with US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because the leaders assembled for a gaggle photograph.
The Group of Seven (G7) is an inter-governmental political grouping consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. The European Union is a ‘non-enumerated 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 on the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. PTI ASK ZH AKJ ZH ZH
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