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Ahead of his US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his campaign Make in India urging foreign companies to invest in India. The initiative has been launched to boost the economy of the country by inviting global companies to invest in the Indian market. The NDA government has eased the foreign direct investment cap in several areas like construction, defence and the railways. It gives the international manufacturing and business companies easy access to the Indian market, which will automatically create job opportunities and improve the financial condition of India. Also Read - PM Modi Hails Passage of Farm Bills in Parliament, Calls it 'Watershed Moment in History of Indian Agriculture'
Here are Top 5 quotes from Narendra Modi’s Make in India campaign: Also Read - PM Modi Likely to Hold COVID-19 Review Meeting With Chief Ministers of 7 Worst-hit States Next Week
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi first mentioned the words ‘Make in India’ during his maiden speech as PM on August 15, 2014, which is India’s Independence Day. “I tell the world, ‘Make in India’. Sell anywhere but manufacture here. We have the skill and talent for it,” said Narendra Modi.
2. Taking ahead the programme, Narendra Modi gave an official status to ‘Make in India’ slogan and launched a campaign. While launching the initiative, he said, “People are talking about FDI but I see things differently. FDI is also a responsibility for the people of India. The Make in India logo is derived from the Ashoka Chakra. The lion in the logo stands for strength and power while the wheels are a sign of development and progress.”
3. Inviting global companies to India, Modi said, “I do not have to waste time to invite…I need to give the address. For the world, FDI is an opportunity. My definition of FDI for the people of India is First Develop India.” Modi invited the world to India saying that there is talent in the country. Referring to the ISRO Mangalyaan’s successful launch on September 24, Modi said, “Nobody can question the talent of our people…especially after yesterday.”
4. Talking about creating job opportunities through the ‘Make in India’ campaign, Narendra Modi said that we have to create opportunities of employment. If the poor have jobs, the purchasing power of families will increase. “We have to increase manufacturing and at the same time ensure that the benefits reach the youth of our nation,” said the Prime Minister.
5. While inviting world-class companies to India, Narendra Modi also requested Indian manufacturers not to leave the country. “This nation is yours. There is no need to leave the nation. We want our companies to shine as multi-national companies,” Modi said.