Prime Minister Modi Invites Vaccine Manufacturers To Make In India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the United Nations General Assembly traversed a range of issues from the Covid-19 pandemic, to the Afghanistan crisis and India's growing heft in technology innovations.
Alongside, the Prime Minister emphasised the need to strengthen the credibility of the United Nations, over which several questions have been raised in recent times. "If we have to keep the UN relevant, then it has to improve its reliability, said Modi, citing instances surrounding the pandemic, proxy wars in parts of the world and the climate crisis.
The Prime Minister detailed efforts being taken in India towards the development of Covid-19 vaccines. "Come; Make in India," Prime Minister said to vaccine manufacturers from the UNGA stage.
He also called for development that is all-inclusive, universal and one that nurtures all. "When India grows the world grows, when India reforms, the world transforms," he added.
Key Highlights Of Speech
Democracy can deliver and, yes, democracy has delivered.
Today, over 360 million people have insurance coverage.
Polluted water is a very big problem not just for India but the entire world.
To address this challenge we are carrying out a campaign to ensure clean water for 170 million homes.
On Covid Vaccines
"I invite manufacturers: Come, make vaccines in India."
With limited resources, India making best efforts to carry out vaccine development and manufacture.
Indian scientists are engaged in developing a nasal vaccine for Covid.
India has once again started giving vaccines to people of other countries who are in need.
On India's Technology Innovations
Innovations in the technology taking place in India can help the world.
Our UPI payment interface sees more than 350 crore transactions every month.
Our CoWIN platform gives digital support in delivering crores of vaccines.
Through drone mapping in more than 6 lakh villages we are helping people have digital records of their property.
On Global Economy
There is a need to expand global value chains.
Covid has shown that there is a need to diversify global economy.
Today’s world faces the threat of regressive thinking and extremism.
Today terrorism has been used as a political tool.
Those are are doing this need to understand that terrorism is as big a threat for them.
It must be ensured that the territory of Afghanistan is not used to spread terrorism.
We also have to ensure that no country can use the delicate situation in Afghanistan for their purposes.
On Strengthening The UN
Important to ensure that we strengthen the UN for global order and upholding global values.
UN is facing many questions. We have seen these questions during the climate crisis, Covid, proxy wars in some corners of the world, and during the Afghanistan crisis.
If we have to keep the UN relevant, then it has to improve its reliability.