‘Make in India’: Narendra Modi invokes the mantra in his first Independence Day speech

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New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the investors from around the world to make this country a manufacturing hub. ”Come, Make in India!” Modi said in his maiden speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

“I tell the world, Make in India,” Modi said in his address on Independence Day. “Sell anywhere but manufacture here. We have the skill and talent. Our dreams should be that all over the world we can say ‘Made in India’.”

The Prime Minister said Indian products should have zero defects and the manufacturing must not derail environment. ”Let us think about zero defect… that our products are not defective and have zero effect on the environment. Let us come together and think of ways India does not have to import but export to the world,” he added.

The Prime Minister said Indian enterprise must come together to think of ways by which the country does not have to import goods, but export to the world. In this regard, he laid emphasis on IT and related industry, and said the country must come to be regarded as “Digital India” and benefit from the manufacture of electronics instead of imports.

He said information technology joins Indians today like the railways had been in the past. “Digital India will also enable us to compete with the world,” he said. ”Our dreams should be that all over the world we can say ‘Made in India’,” he added.

At the same time, he said manufacturing industry must also be responsible.