India wants G20 focus on climate finance, startups

India wants G20 focus on climate finance, startups

The government wans to focus on climate change, disaster risk management and start up at the focus of G20 summit.Macro economic stability, rationalizing tax,relieveing debt burden will also be on the agenda.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said welcome greetings in six Indian languages as he unveiled the logo for India's G20 presidency, based on the lotus flower; and its theme, based on universality, and the website,, on November 8.

“In Indian culture, both, the goddesses of knowledge and prosperity are seated on a lotus,” he said, referring to Hindu goddesses Saraswati and Lakshmi. The seven petals of the lotus in the logo, he said, represent the seven continents. It ties in with the theme of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' or ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future', he added. 

India will assume the presidency of the group from current chair Indonesia on December 1 and host the summit next year. “The events will not be limited to Delhi or some cities,” PM Modi said. “Every state has its own culture and beauty,” he added, going on to use the Rajasthani greeting “padharo mhare des”.

The previous 17 Presidencies of the G20 delivered significant results — for ensuring macro-economic stability, rationalising international taxation, relieving debt-burden on countries, among many other outcomes. We will benefit from these achievements, and build further upon themThe government is seeking to bring climate finance, disaster ..