Modi to interact with over 150 start-ups on January 15
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi (ANI Photo)
INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi is set to interact with more than 150 start-ups on Saturday (15) to boost the country’s start-up ecosystem, the prime minister’s office (PMO) said on Friday (14).
The start-ups that will speak to Modi are from sectors such as agriculture, health, enterprise systems, space industry 4.0, environment, fintech, etc. In a statement, the PMO said that more than 150 start-ups have been divided into six working groups that are based on themes including Growing from Roots, Nudging the DNA, From Local to Global, Technology of Future, Building Champions in Manufacturing and Sustainable Development.
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Each of the groups will make a presentation before the prime minister on the allotted theme during the interaction. The aim of the exercise is to understand how start-ups can contribute to national needs by encouraging innovation in the country, the release said.
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As a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark 75 years of India’s independence this year, a week-long event, ‘Celebrating Innovation Ecosystem’ is being hosted by the department for promotion of industry and internal trade, the commerce and industry minister, from 10 -16 January 2022. The event marks the sixth anniversary of the launch of the Startup India initiative.
“Prime Minister has been a firm believer in the potential of startups to contribute significantly to the growth of the nation. This was reflected in the launch of the flagship initiative Startup India in 2016,” the PMO said.
The Indian government has worked on providing an atmosphere for boosting the growth and development of start-ups and it has had a tremendous impact on the start-up ecosystem in the country and has led to a staggering growth of unicorns in the country, the statement added.