Startups are turning point of India's growth story: PM in Mann Ki Baat

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly episode of Mann ki Baat on Sunday emphasised the importance of startups and said the youth who were once job seekers, have now become job givers as "startups have become turning point of India's growth story."

He said that the country is leading in the startup sector as 70 companies have achieved "unicorn" status in India. "This is the turning point of India's growth story, where people are now not only dreaming of becoming job seekers but also becoming job creators. This will further strengthen India's stature on the global stage."

He said till the year 2015, there used to be hardly nine or ten Unicorns in the country but now India is flying high even in the world of Unicorns.

"It is true, this is the era of startups, and it is also true that in the world of startups, India is leading today. Startups are getting record investment year after year. This sector is progressing very fast," he said, adding that three aspects matter a lot -- Ideas and Innovation, Spirit of taking risks and Can Do Spirit. When these three things come together, phenomenal results are produced, miracles happen.

The Prime Minister also spoke to beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat and wondered at how things are changing at fast pace as the government makes plans, spends the budget, completes the projects on time, people feel that it is working.

Amidst the many schemes of development, things related to human sensitivities always give a different kind of joy.

When one of the beneficiary Rajesh Prajapati said, he wants Modi to remain in power, he said that "please don't pray for power, I want to be in service of the nation as Sevak".

PM Modi also emphasised on clean climate and referred to a picture of the north east. "I have been watching on social media the picture of a flying boat in Meghalaya that is going viral. This picture catches our attention at the very first sight itself. Most of you must have certainly seen it online. Friends, nature poses a threat to us only when we disturb her balance or destroy her sanctity. Nature nurtures us like a mother and fills our world with vivid colours too."

He said, "There is a city in Western Australia - Perth, where there is an art gallery called Sacred India Gallery. This has been set up in the beautiful region of Swan Valley and it is the result of the efforts of a resident of Australia, Jagat Tarini Dasi ji who has made a Vrindavan there."



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  • Raman, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Changing the goal posts from atmanirbhar to startup’s etc Many industries shut or bankrupt No demand .. 2 wheeler .. commercial vehicles selling figures are today .. 2012 .. that means sales of one decade back .. Infosys is a successful startup started early eight/ nineties .. Likewise tcs Wipro earlier .. All lakhs and crores of market cap .. TCS TODAY FIFTEEN LAKH CRORE M. Cap .. All started before 90 ‘ s Likewise many before 2000 ... Many startup Overvalued.. no rationale in valuations etc Recent PAY TM good EXAMPLE.. Investors lost their shirt .. Not to discourage startup’s but this needs good technical evaluation otherwise Many fly by night operators especially when top level validation given ... INDIA NEEDS JOBS ... MASSES ..

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  • Indian, Sharjah

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Good, he can not see how many people are seriously listening to him.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    If Modi continues, he will sell that star ups also. The national properties are being sold -- rather squandered away by the Modi government as a "clearance sale"."The Rs six lakh crore sale of India's properties is shocking as the Modi government has put India's every public asset on sale," These include, 27,000 kms of highways, 6,000 MW of power generation and 28,000 kms of power transmission lines, 8,000 kms of gas pipeline, 210 lakh metric ton of foodgrain storage, 2.86 lakh kms of telecom fibre and 15,000 telecom towers, 25 airports, nine ports, 761 mining blocks, two national stadiums, 1.52 lakh crore worth of railway property.

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  • Praveen Shetty, Kundapur/ London

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    The claim that the central government is selling all its public assets and shows you have not understand what the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) is. The truth is none of the national assets are up for sale. They are going to be leased out to private partners through an open and transparent bidding process on terms which will safeguard the public interest. The entire process must satisfy the law and the courts of the land. The private partner will operate and maintain the assets and return them to the government on completion of the LEASE PERIOD. If you do not like the PM or BJP as a party that's understandable. Monetisation of assets is a programme that's undertaken by all countries around the globe and not something that Modi has invented.

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    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Serve for two people ambani and adani...

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    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Mann ki Baat kar, karke duniya ko Gumrah kar diya.... People are now hangover with your images spreading everywhere, not even sparing Covid-19 health certificates!

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