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Gadkari asks NRI Silicon Valley professionals to join startups India movement

Updated: Jul 18, 2016 09:18 IST

By Anshul Rana

San Francisco (California), July 18 (ANI): Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has invited Silicon Valley professionals of Indian origin to participate in the startups India movement and take advantage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious policy initiative of "Ease of doing Business" to contribute towards the success of "Make in India".

Addressing a series of meetings organised by various outfits of Indian origin professionals here in the last two days, Gadkari said that the NDA government's revolutionary policy initiatives have brought about a lot of positivity among entrepreneurs across the globe, and today, India has the world's third largest number of start-ups.

Speaking at the Global Indian Technology Professionals Association (GITPRO), Gadkari invited Indian professionals to bring their innovations and technologies to India in key sectors of the economy, particularly in the infrastructure sector like roads transport, highways and shipping as well as in the road safety programmes.

He said agriculture sector was another area of cooperation between India and the United States.

He assured the entrepreneurs from the United States of all possible assistance in making the ease of doing business a hassle free process.

Gadkari also met TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) US Chapter members and shared with American entrepreneurs his ministries' policy innovations with a view to motivating young creative minds to turn up ideas into action in the new Indian scenario which he said will help in jobs creation.

The road transport, highways and shipping minister came across a large number of entrepreneurs of Indian origin who he found were excited about the government's schemes like the Atal Innovation Mission which they were convinced will promote innovation at the grass root level among professionals coming out of top business schools.

Gadkari explained at great length the relaxation of rules and regulations and other procedural bottle necks in the departments under him which he emphasized have made things simpler and easier for potential investors in India in the infrastructure sector.

Gadkari also visited the Boom Energy establishment and evinced keen interest in the next generation energy generation system with modern technologies.

He addressed a largely attended a meeting organised by the Overseas Friends of BJP.

Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said that positive impact of Indian policy initiatives in road transport, highways and shipping sectors have given a boost to the Indian economy which is now growing as one of the emerging economies in the world

During his interaction with those present, Gadkari noticed that IIT and IIM graduates from India working in the United States were excited about the success story of India in the last two years and were enthusiastic about making a positive contribution to the growth and progress of their country of origin. (ANI)