"Building A Sustainable Future For All” G20 Strategies and vision of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for India- Dr PC Bansal


"Building A Sustainable Future For All”- G20 Strategies and vision of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for India

-Dr. P.C. Bansal

Head Of The Departemt

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences Mhow (MP)


The world's top twenty economies, including India, convene in the Group of Twenty (G20) international conference to discuss and resolve urgent world concerns. Achieving sustainable development is one of the G20's key priorities, and India has been actively involved in helping to further this cause.

Dr. Ambedkar’s vision:

To fully comprehend India's strategy for sustainable development, it is necessary to examine the beliefs of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, a trailblazing social reformer, lawyer, and economist who had a major influence on the formation of modern India. The ideas and ideals of Dr. Ambedkar continue to direct India's strategy for achieving social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

We shall investigate how Dr. Ambedkar's theories might influence and direct India's methods for accomplishing the G20's sustainable goals in this study piece. We will look at how efforts to promote sustainable development in India can help to realize Dr. Ambedkar's vision of a just and equitable society.

Initiatives for sustainable development in India can result in the realization of an egalitarian society.

The G20 has a crucial role to play in advancing sustainable development and creating international policies and strategies to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs). India has made great strides towards fulfilling the SDGs as a G20 member, but there is still much work to be done. The nation faces numerous obstacles in the areas of infrastructure development, social and economic inequality, and environmental sustainability. It is essential to build comprehensive plans that support inclusive and sustainable economic growth, infrastructural development, and social and economic equality in order to overcome these difficulties.

The views and concepts of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the creator of the Indian Constitution, can offer insightful information in this regard. Dr. Ambedkar was a fervent supporter of environmental sustainability, social and economic equality, and both. In today's world, where concerns of inequality and environmental degradation have assumed greater importance than ever, his thoughts on social justice, equality, and sustainable development have grown more and more pertinent.

The emphasis Dr. Ambedkar placed on social and economic equality is especially pertinent in the context of India's sustainable development. With a sizeable section of the population living below the poverty line, the nation has one of the greatest levels of economic disparity in the entire globe. Due to the limited access to fundamental services like healthcare, education, and infrastructure that are necessary for both economic and social growth, this inequality represents a substantial obstacle to attaining sustainable development. As a result, any plan for attaining sustainable development in India must address issues of social and economic inequality and guarantee that everyone enjoys the advantages of sustainable development.

The environmental sustainability principles advocated by Dr. Ambedkar are also essential for India to achieve sustainable development. Significant environmental problems, such as air and water pollution, deforestation, and climate change, are present in India. Both the long-term economic and social development of India and human health and wellbeing are seriously threatened by these issues. As a result, any plan for attaining sustainable development in India must place a high priority on environmental sustainability and adopt an all-encompassing, integrated strategy to overcome these obstacles.

Infrastructure development is one of the crucial areas where Dr. Ambedkar's ideas can be put to use. The lack of adequate infrastructure in India, especially in rural regions, is a major impediment to sustainable development. To combat this, Dr. Ambedkar promoted the creation of village cooperatives and businesses, which would present chances for regional economic growth while also fostering social and economic equality. These concepts can be used today to encourage the creation of inclusive, environmentally sound infrastructure.

Technology and innovation must be taken into account in any strategy for sustainable development in India. Dr. Ambedkar promoted the wider use of technology and innovation in India because he thought that they were crucial for the country's economic and social growth. Particularly in the fields of renewable energy, waste management, and environmental conservation, technology and innovation can today play a significant role in fostering sustainable development.

In light of India's efforts to realise the SDGs, the G20 has a critical role to play in formulating global policies and strategies for sustainable development. But, Dr. Ambedkar's ideas and concepts must be taken into account in any plan for attaining sustainable development in India, notably his emphasis on social and economic equality and environmental sustainability.

Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, sustainable infrastructure development, environmental sustainability, and social and economic equality are crucial for India to achieve sustainable development. These plans must be made to deal with the underlying causes of inequality and advance chances for the weak and excluded.

Through programmes like the National Solar Mission and the National Action Plan on Climate Change, India has made remarkable strides towards sustainable development. Yet, there is still a lot of work to be done in order to accomplish the G20's sustainable goals.

Balancing environmental sustainability and economic growth is one of India's biggest concerns. India has to switch to renewable energy sources and implement more sustainable production and consumption habits because its rapid economic growth has increased greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr. Ambedkar's theories on environmental sustainability can be quite helpful in this area. Dr. Ambedkar promoted environmental preservation as a fundamental human right and upheld the ahimsa, or nonviolence, ideal. He emphasised the importance of good environmental management and acknowledged the interdependence of all living things.

The demands and ambitions of India's diverse population, especially those of marginalised groups like the Dalits, Adivasis, and women, must be considered in the country's efforts to achieve sustainable development. The necessity of social justice and equal rights for all people was underlined by Dr. Ambedkar's ideology, and his vision of a just society can direct India's attempts to establish an inclusive and sustainable development agenda.

Furthermore, India's strategy for sustainable development can benefit from Dr. Ambedkar's support for democratic governance and citizen engagement. In order to guarantee that initiatives for sustainable development are carried out in a participative and transparent way, with the involvement of all stakeholders, effective governance and citizen engagement are essential. 👍

Dr.. B.R. Ambedkar's views and principles can inform and direct India's efforts towards realizing the sustainable goals established by the G20. His emphasis on social and economic equality, education, female emancipation, and environmental sustainability is in line with the G20's goal of eradicating poverty, lowering inequality, and fostering sustainable economic growth. We can create a more just, equitable, and sustainable society for all by implementing Dr. Ambedkar's vision into India's sustainable development projects.

It's crucial to keep in mind the G20's catchphrase as the countries continue to strive to achieve the sustainable goals: "One Planet," also known as Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. One Future. One Family." This serves as a reminder that we must all strive together to create an equitable and sustainable society for future generations and that our joint efforts towards sustainable development must take into account the needs and aspirations of all people and communities.