Prime Minister, Narendra Modi while delivering ‘State of the World’ special address at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda on Monday via video conferencing stressed how India saved many lives by supplying essential medicines and vaccines while following its vision of “One Earth, One Health”, during COVID-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister said that during Corona time, India saved many lives by exporting essential medicines and vaccines by following its vision of “One Earth, One Health”. “India is the world’s third-largest pharmaceutical producer and is considered ‘pharmacy to the world”, he added.
PM Modi said that India is tackling another wave of the pandemic with caution and confidence and moving ahead in the economic sphere with many hopeful results.
Underlining India’s confident approach, the Prime Minister highlighted that when the world was focussing on interventions like quantitative easing during the Corona period, India was strengthening the reforms.
He listed strides in physical and digital infrastructure like optical fibre in 6 lakh villages, 1.3 trillion dollars invested in connectivity-related infrastructure, the goal of generation of 80 billion dollars through asset monetization and Gatishakti National Master Plan to bring all the stakeholders on the single platform to infuse new dynamism to the seamless connectivity of goods, people and services.
“Today India has the world’s largest, secure and successful digital payments platform. Talking about last month alone, Unified Payments Interface in India, 4.4 billion transactions have been done through this medium,” said PM Modi.