PM Modi to interact with over 150 startups on Saturday

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with over 150 startups on January 15 to boost the startup ecosystem in the country.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Friday said that startups from various sectors including agriculture, health, enterprise systems, space, industry 4.0, security, fintech, environment etc. will be part of this interaction.

The statement said more than 150 startups have been divided into six working groups based on themes including Growing From Roots; nibble DNA; from local to global; future technology; Creating Champions in Construction and Sustainable Development.

Each group will make a presentation to the Prime Minister on the topic allotted in the talks. The aim of the interaction is to understand how startups can contribute to the national needs by driving innovation in the country, the release said.

As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a week long event, “Celebrating Innovation Ecosystem”, is being hosted by DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry from 10 to 16 January 2022. The event marks the 6th anniversary of the launch. Startup India Initiative.

The PMO said, “The Prime Minister is a firm believer in the ability of startups to make a significant contribution to the development of the country. This was reflected in the launch of the flagship initiative of Startup India in 2016.”

The government has worked on providing an enabling environment to promote the growth and development of startups. This has had a tremendous impact on the startup ecosystem in the country and has led to the staggering growth of unicorns in the country, the statement said.

First published:January 14, 2022, 7:01 pm

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