There is a need for the international community to adopt an institutional approach to assist each other during a crisis. Global organizations such as the United Nations can channel resources to the last mile in every region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the United Nations World Geospatial International Congress on Tuesday.
Modi opened the United Nations congress in Hyderabad, where India is expected to showcase the progress it has made in the sector over the past few years. The five-day conference will see the participation of more than 550 delegates from 115 countries to discuss issues related to the development and strengthening of integrated geospatial information management, its capabilities and capabilities.
“India is among the best start-up hubs in the world. Since 2021, we have almost doubled the number of unicorn start-ups,” Modi said at the event.
Modi added that in India’s development journey, two pillars – technology and talent – are very important. “Technology brings transformation. In India, technology is not an agent of exclusion, it is an agent of inclusion,” the Prime Minister said, adding that India is a young nation with a great spirit of innovation.
“PM-SVAMITVA Yojana is an example of how digitization benefits people. We use drones to map properties in villages, and using that villagers get their property maps,” Modi said.
The conference will reflect the importance of integrated geospatial information to support sustainable development and societal well-being, address environmental and climate challenges, embrace digital transformation and technology development, and catalyze a vibrant economy, said the science and technology secretary, S Chandrashekar.
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