Boosting his ‘Make in India’ pitch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that never before was India so well prepared to absorb talent, technology & investment from outside and that the nation is on the threshold of a big IT revolution, where technology will be leveraged to meet the aspirations of 1.25 billion citizens.
“We are on the path of making India a global manufacturing hub. There is tremendous potential in India-Germany economic relationship. We are working hard to create conducive conditions for business,” Prime Minister Modi said addressing the Indo-German summit.
He added that in last 15 months the government has worked hard to make India a favorable place to set up business.
“We need to provide a huge push to manufacturing, that’s why we launched ‘Make In India’,” he added.
Pushing his initiative, he further said that it makes strong business sense to be in India, and even better sense to ‘Make in India’.
He also said that the sentiment of private investment has turned positive in the recent years and that’s why the government has liberalised the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regime in order to enhance the flow of foreign investments.
“The sentiment of private investment and inflow of foreign investment has turned positive. To enhance the flow of foreign investments we have liberalized the FDI regime,” said Prime Minister Modi at the Indo-German Summit ‘Digitising Tomorrow’ organised by Fraunhofer India and NASSCOM.
“We are aware that domestic financial resources are not sufficient to meet our needs, therefore we need the flow of foreign investments. We are keen to build futuristic infrastructure. We are setting up an India Investment and Infrastructure Fund of Rs. 20,000 crores (2.57 billion Euros) from our own resources,” he added.