Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday emphasised the need to enhance global risk monitoring and explore the scope for policy co-ordination to deal with such risks.
Speaking at G-20 Finance Ministers and central bank governors meeting in Riyadh, she called upon all the member countries to enhance their efforts aimed at empowering women, youth and small and medium enterprises.
Ms Sitharaman was the lead speaker during the session on “Enhancing Access to Opportunities for All” in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting today.
In a tweet Finance Ministry said, Ms Sitharaman emphasised that growing inequality has slowed down the pace of intergenerational mobility globally.
She pointed out that identifying the causes and developing solutions require co-ordinated policy solutions.
The minister also highlighted the initiatives undertaken by the Indian government for empowering women such as ‘Stand Up India’ and STEP scheme.
Finance Ministry said that she emphasised the risk and collateral-free MUDRA scheme for SME segment in the meeting.
Ms Sitharaman held bilateral talks with her counterparts from other countries and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development officials on the sidelines of the G20 event.