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    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: At 7.3%, the average GDP growth over the entire term of our Government, has been the highest for any Indian Government since 1991. At the same time, the average rate of inflation at 4.6% is the lowest for any Indian Government since 1991, PM Modi stated.

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    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: We have worked hard to promote manufacturing to create jobs for our youth. Investments through our ‘Make in India’ initiative, have been well supported by programmes like ‘Digital India’ and ‘Skill India’, asserted PM

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    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: From the start of business to its operation and closure, we have paid attention in building new institutions, processes and procedures. All this is important, not just for doing business but also for ease of life of our people, PM said after inaugurating 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

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    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: We have also made Doing Business cheaper. The implementation of GST and other measures of simplification of taxes have reduced transaction costs and made processes efficient. We have also made Doing Business Faster through digital processes and single point interfaces, said PM Modi

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    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: India is now ready for business as never before. In the last 4 years, we have jumped 65 places in the Global Ranking of World Bank’s Doing Business Report. But we are still not satisfied. I have asked my team to work harder so that India is in the top 50 next year, said PM.

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    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: In India our challenge is to grow horizontally and vertically. Horizontally we have to spread benefits of development to regions & communities that have lagged behind. Vertically we have to meet enhanced expectations in terms of quality of life & quality of infrastructure: PM Modi.

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    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: Addressing the event, PM Modi said,”We are honoured by the presence of many Heads of State and Government and several other distinguished delegates. This shows that international bilateral cooperation is no longer limited to national capitals, but now extends to our state capitals as well.

  • 1:40 PM IST

    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: Prime Minister inaugurates 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

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    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: The Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show is being held on a two lakh square metres plot of land situated in Gandhinagar. More than 20 industrial and business sectors will showcase their products at the event. This mega trade show will continue till January 22 and will be open for general public on the last two days (January 21 and 22).

  • 11:23 AM IST

    Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Visit Day 2 LIVE: Apart from Muscat, the Prime Minister also met PM of Czech Republic Andrej Babis, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar. The event was graced by the heads of five countries and over 30,000 national and international delegates, including CEOs of major companies from India and abroad.

Indian business tycoons including Mukesh Ambani, Uday Kotak, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Gautam Adani, Adi Godrej and Pankaj Patel attended the event. CEOs and top executives of global companies like BASF, DP World, Suzuki, Vanguard and Maersk were also present.

Later in the day, he will have one-to-one meetings with some of them. The Prime Minister will also take part in a ’round table interaction’ with the heads of global sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and institutional investors in the evening. This will be followed by a dinner with VVIP guests.

The Prime Minister’s 3-day visit to his home state Gujarat will end at Surat and Silvassa on January 19. A PIB release said that PM Modi “will visit Hazira in Surat on January 19 to mark the setting up of the Hazira Gun Factory. From Hazira, he will go to Silvassa “to inaugurate as well as to lay foundation stone for various projects”.