Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India, given its size and scale, can become a pillar of global growth.

"India's development goals are aligned with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)," Modi said in his lead intervention at the two-day G20 Summit that got underway at Antalya in Turkey.

"We are promoting growth and investing in skill to create employment for our youth; increasing the pace and quality of infrastructure expansion; and investing in making farms more productive and resilient," he said.

Pointing out that India has the world's largest financial programme, he said: "We have definite target dates for meeting all the basic needs of our people".

"Through bold economic and governance reforms, we have achieved a growth rate of 7.5% with strong prospects for a higher growth in the near future," he said. "Given our size and scale, India can become a pillar of global growth and stability."