India will use the G20 narrative to push its digital transformation story to the rest of the world with an objective of transforming the lives of people in the Global South, said India’s G20 sherpa Amitabh Kant on April 11.
The senior bureaucrat was addressing the 8th National Leadership Conclave held by All India Management Association (AIMA) in New Delhi. He underlined that globally there are 4 billion people who are without a digital identity and 2.5 billion people do not even have a bank account. There are 133 countries in the world which do not have digital fast payments, he added.
Kant specified the advancements India has made in the field of digitisation and digital payments, and how digitisation has transformed the lives of citizens and become a more productively efficient economy. “… How do we take this model of India to the rest of the world is the challenge and we will use the G20 narrative to push this digital transformation story of India to the rest of the world and see how we can use this opportunity to transform the lives of citizens in the Global South and that is what is important,” he said.