G20 meeting 2019 cancelled in India due lack of world class facilities

NEW DELHI: The absence of a world-class convention centre and the 2019 general elections have prompted the government to give a go-by to hosting the G20 meeting , something that it was very keen on.

In fact, due to the elections, the Narendra Modi administration wanted to host the event — comprising several meetings involving finance ministers, central bank governors and trade and labour ministers leading up to the leaders' summit — in 2018 itself but Argentina was not willing to swap. 

But with ITPO's revamped Pragati Maidan facility as well as the Global Convention Centre planned by the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) in Dwarka nowhere in sight, the government decided to wait for a few more years, said sources. 

As a result, Japan will be the host country in 2019 and India will have to wait a few more years.

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