United Nations: Indian lawmaker Santosh Ahlawat today said that the role of Digital technology in fighting poverty will be of utmost importance. She also talked about the disastrous consequences like fomenting armed conflicts and refugee crises.
Ahlawat is also a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and is part of the Indian delegation to the current session of the General Assembly. “There are much wider consequences of poverty today through armed conflicts, and large scale movements of people,” she added.
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“One-sixth of the global population is Indian,” she told the committee dealing with economic and financial matter. “The global significance of the successes in India in lifting people out of poverty is well recognised.”
She determined and laid emphasis on the deployment of digital technology and mobile phones for banking, provision of benefits, education, health and agriculture in India’s anti-poverty drive and mentioned the programme popularly known as “J-A-M” as the key strategy for extending financial and banking services to the masses.