UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2620
ANSWERED ON- 23/03/2023
ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN UNDER INDIA’S G20 PRESIDENCY
2620. SHRI RAJEEV SHUKLA
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) the details of the activities already undertaken and proposed to be undertaken under G20 Meet to be held in India this year;
(b) the details of the activities already undertaken and proposed to be undertaken in Chhattisgarh under the G20 Meet;
(c) whether Government has consulted State Governments in this regard;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) whether any tangible economic benefits are expected to be achieved from this Summit, apart from improvement in diplomatic relations at multilateral levels, and if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MIINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN)
(a & b) During its ongoing G20 Presidency, India will be hosting around 200 meetings across the country in more than 50 cities, including in the State of Chhattisgarh. These meetings are being held in over 30 different work-streams comprising of Sherpa Track Working Groups, Finance Track workstreams, Ministerial meetings and Engagement Groups.The dates and venues of G20 official meetings are periodically updated on G20 website.
(c & d) Our G20 Presidency is a unique occasion to demonstrate India’s achievements, capabilities and diversity. Our G20 meetings in over 50 cities are accordingly being organized in consultation with the respective State/UT government.
(e) Substantive deliberations during India’s ongoing G20 Presidency comprise broad priority areas of interest to us, including inclusive and resilient growth; progress on SDGs, green development and Lifestyle for Environment (Mission LiFE); technological transformation and public digital infrastructure; reforming multilateral institutions; women led development; and international peace and harmony. We are also emphasizing the importance of adequate international finance and technological support, as critical enablers, for achieving SDGs, climate goals and sustainable energy transitions. India is also amplifying the voice and concerns of the Global South and developing countries.