Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India wants to work with BRICS nations on the fourth Industrial Revolution and called for sharing of best practices and policies in the area. He was addressing the 10th edition of the Brazil Russia India China and South Africa bloc summit in Johannesburg.
Modi said technological innovations will help enhance service delivery and productivity levels, PTI reported. He also said that the fourth Industrial Revolution will place more importance on talent than capital.
“High-skill but temporary work will be the new face of employment,” the prime minister said. “There will be radical changes in industrial production, design, and manufacturing,” Modi said, adding that there is a need to manage globalisation and migration through better multilateral cooperation.
Modi also said that the syllabus at schools and universities have to be designed in a manner that prepares youngster for the future. “We have to ensure that the pace of change in technology finds space in our syllabus,” he said.
Leaders of the bloc’s economies are in the South Afrian city to deliberate upon global hot-spot matters, international peace and security, global governance and trade matters among others.
Modi arrived in South Africa on Wednesday from Uganda’s capital Kampala. This was the first visit to Uganda by an Indian prime minister since 1997. Modi is on a five-day, three-nation tour of Africa.