India has immense potential in meeting the sustainable development goals but needs more resources in direct health, nutrition and sanitation, said Mark Suzman, global head of advocacy and strategy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
"It’s encouraging to see Indian government prioritising investments in health, sanitation. It needs more resources in direct health, nutrition and sanitation, he further added," Suzman said.
The world's largest philanthropic organisation stressed the need for governments across the world and in India to increase investments in human capital.
The primary responsibility and the difference between success and failure in meeting these goals are what countries do themselves, Suzman said.
“International aid can only at best be marginal support. At the same time, it remains critically important in key areas particularly in health but also in agriculture, sanitation and for many poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa,” Suzman added.
The organisation wants both rich countries and poor countries and those emerging giants like India to play their part, he said.