Published On: Tue, Feb 13th, 2018

PM Modi said at the World Government Summit, we should make technology a means of development, not destruction

  • At the World Government Summit, PM Modi said that we have to be vigilant that we should make technology a means of development, not destruction.
  • Technology has transformed a desert, it’s a miracle.
  • It is a matter of pride for Indians to call me as a guest here.
  • PM Modi was addressing the World Government Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi: At the World Government Summit, PM Modi said that we have to be careful that we make technology a means of development, not destruction. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that calling me as the Chief Guest at the ‘World Government Summit’ is a matter of pride not only for me but also for 125 crore Indians. Prime Minister Modi while describing Dubai as an example for the world, said that technology has transformed a desert, this is a miracle.

PM Modi said at the World Government Summit, we should make technology a means of development, not destruction

PM Modi said at the World Government Summit, we should make technology a means of development, not destruction

PM Modi said that scientific achievements like stem cells and regeneration techniques have shown the way to not only cure difficult diseases, but also to treat limbs. With the forecast of the weather, farmers can save and grow their crops. Millions and millions of people have been saved through disaster management.

The PM said that the aspect of development is also that thousands of years passed in the journey of the Industrial Revolution from the Stone Age. After that it took only 200 years till the communication revolution. And after that the distance from there to the digital revolution was fixed in a few years.

The PM said that the accessibility and spread of technology has empowered the common man. This empowerment has received a boost from ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’. He said that ‘e’ of e pride is the first letter of dasarafactive (effective), efficient (efficient), easi (facilitated), empower (strong) and equitable (justified).

The PM said that despite all the progress, poverty and malnutrition have not been eradicated from the world. But on the other hand, a large part of the money, time and resources is spent in increasing the capacity of missiles and bombs. We have to be vigilant that we should make technology a means of development, not destruction.

He said that sometimes it seems that human is forgetting to make technology not only a victory over nature but a means of struggle with it. Its price is very heavy. For the future of humanity, we need a path of symbiosis, not conflict with nature. The PM said that in today’s time, six ‘R’ are six important steps on a path. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture. The step that will take us to this step will be the reservoir i.e. Anand.

The PM said that every month, I personally review the infrastructure and programs of development in the country by video conference. All the relevant state and central government ministries join it. This review is named Progress. We are living in an interconnected, interlinked and interdependent world. To a great extent our problems are inseparable and their solutions are also. It is certain that the problems that will come before the world in the coming decades will have to be solved together. And technology will play a big role in this.