‘India all for sustainability but developed world must do its bit’

Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) India is committed to promoting sustainable development, but the developed countries must do their bit to push the world towards more supportable production and consumption patterns, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said here on Saturday.

“While India is determined about its commitment to promote 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.

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