As the world is transitioning after the Coronavirus pandemic, the economy around the world was at the brink of collapsing, India which reported massive deaths due to the same has revealed how it maneuvered through the trying moment.
Speaking at the UNGA ICT meeting, first secretary Sneha Dubey said India had brought over 200 million women into the mainstream financial system. It undertook pro-poor protection initiatives that helped the poor manage the scare and directly improving the economy.
Dubey noted that the government through the Internet identified vulnerable families supplying free food to up to 800 million people, 400 million cash transfers, and cooking gas to 80Million, which she said helped more than 200 million people who were affected by the pandemic.
She added that all credit went to Arogya-Setu and the IT platform that helped in contact tracing and identification of needy cases. The platform is also helping in vaccination.
"The platform is strong, vibrant, and transparent. It has helped in fighting poverty, in empowerment, promoting economic growth, and improving productivity," she said.
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