Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an ambitious campaign titled ‘Make in India’ which aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub.
The ‘Make in India’ campaign aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub. It includes plans to cut red tape, develop infrastructure and make it easier for companies to do business. Currently, manufacturing contributes only 15% to India’s gross domestic product. The new campaign aims to raise it to 25%.
“Whenever I met business people for the last few years they would tell me – we want to shift out. It pained me that people of nation are forced to leave. We do not want any industrialist being forced to leave India. I can say that we have been able to bring about a change in last few months”, Mr. Modi said while unveiling the campaign in Delhi.
“Make-in-India is a lion’s step”, said Modi, after launching the logo which is a lion made of cogs. The campaign has also launched a website.
“India must increase manufacturing and at the same time ensure that the benefits reach the youth of our nation. A boost to manufacturing will create jobs, increase purchasing power and create a larger market for manufacturers. India has a huge pool of talented people. It was because of this talent that India was able to send the indigenously-built Mangalyaan to the orbit of Mars”, Modi added.