DescCash transfers going straight into women’s hands, according to Melinda Gates, are a good illustration of how India creates policies with gender equality in mind.
Melinda Gates, a philanthropist, praised India for supporting gender equality and said, “India continues to show the world what investing in women can do and the advantages of investing in women.”
In addition, the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation stated that India has been constructing a more gender-equal nation by using digital bank accounts to send money to over 20 crore women throughout the pandemic.
Melinda Gates further explained at the “Women Leading Change in Health and Science in India” conference in Delhi that “the government used digital bank accounts to transfer money to them in order to protect 300 million people during the pandemic, including 200 million women.”
The national government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has previously offered financial assistance worth 20,000 crores to 20 crore women with bank accounts under the Jan Dhan Scheme in 2020.
Melinda Gates praised the prime minister’s effort and said it was a good illustration of how India creates policies with gender equality in mind when cash transfers are made straight to women’s hands.
“One example of gender-intentional policymaking is ensuring that financial transfers reach women directly. Over the past few years, India has been constructing a more gender-equal nation from the ground up “Added she.
Gates hoped that the Gates Foundation and the Government of India would collaborate to accomplish common objectives and progress the cause of gender equality in the nation.
In New Delhi, Gates also spoke with Dr. S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, about the G-20, the advancement of the global SDGs, and technological advancement.
“I’m happy to welcome @melindagates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. discussed the G-20, progress on the global SDGs, and digital advancement. Enjoy reading The Moment of Lift, her book “Tweeted Jaishankar.
On Tuesday, the former Microsoft general manager and computer scientist paid a visit to President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The President welcomed Melinda Gates to Rashtrapati Bhavan and praised the work that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been doing for the past twenty years. The organization was urged by the president to focus on other severe diseases including sickle cell anemia, which disproportionately affects indigenous people.
The foundation was advised by President Droupadi Murmu to take into account launching cooperative marketing strategies for small-scale forest products in tribal communities.