PM Modi to Launch ‘Make in India’ Campaign; Several Global Companies to Attend

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Make in India’ campaign here next week at a mega function that will be attended by about a thousand global and domestic business leaders.

“On September 25, the Prime Minister will launch the Make in India programme,” Power Minister Piyush Goyal said.

According to officials, several top global companies from countries including the US, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Poland, Australia, China, Italy, Germany and France are likely to attend the function.

It is expected that PM Modi would announce some major incentives for corporates setting up manufacturing hubs in the country.

In his Independence Day address, PM Modi had invited the global business community to set up manufacturing facilities in India, giving the slogan ‘come, make in India’.

To make it more successful, the campaign would be simultaneously launched in different state capitals including Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.

The campaign will also be telecast live in Indian embassies in countries in similar time zone as that of India.

The officials also said that prospective investors will be informed about India’s growth story and the steps being taken by the government to improve investment climate here.

The move is aimed at generating huge employment, boosting trade and spurring economic growth.

Story first published on: September 18, 2014 22:28 (IST)