India faced the Covid-19 pandemic crisis with great resilience, Sitharaman said in Washington DC

India’s economic growth in the current year is robust and the highest among all large economies and reflects India’s resilience and strong recovery, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.

Participating in the 105th meeting of the Development Committee Plenary in Washington DC, Sitharaman stated that India faced the Covid-19 pandemic crisis with great resilience and made remarkable progress in vaccination and administered more than 1.85 billion vaccine doses.

According to the Ministry of Finance, Finance Minister Sitharaman underlined that India voluntarily offered COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN) platform to all countries and stand willing to provide assistance for other public-goods platforms recognising the importance of replication of proven and scalable digital platforms.

During the meeting, Finance Minister Sitharaman drew the attention of gathering to the unprecedented situation in Sri Lanka and hoped for decisive relief to Sri Lanka so that they come out of the crisis.

The items on the agenda included Digitalisation & Development, Making Debt Work for Development & Macroeconomic Stability and World Bank Group’s Response to Global Impacts of the War in Ukraine: A Proposed Roadmap, the finance ministry said.