Stressing that the economic growth must be gender neutral, he pointed out that the government has successfully changed the earlier narrative which credited the growth of the economy to the contribution made by men and men alone.
In the wake of recent racial attacks on Nigerians in Greater Noida, African envoys on Monday condemned the incident and expressed deep concern over India not doing enough post the attack.
Calling the incidents 'racial, xenophobic acts', they sought international inquiry into the matter.
"No known, sufficient and visible deterring measures were taken by India," the heads of African missions said in a statement.
"These reprehensible events, both outstanding and unresolved cases against Africans, were not sufficiently condemned by the Indian authorities," the statement added.
The African envoys held a special meeting to review the attacks and agreed to call for an independent investigation by the Human Rights Council and also to report to the African Union Commission.
Expressing deep concern over a series of attacks on Nigerians in Greater Noida, the country on March 30 summoned the Indian High Commissioner and asked for the arrest of the attackers immediately.
Three Nigerian students were attacked during a fight that broke out on March 28 when local residents were holding a candlelight march against the death of a class 12 student who died of drug overdose. The local residents have alleged that the student, Manish Khari, was drugged by the Nigerians, who lived nearby.