San Francisco/New Delhi: Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Mr Nitin Gadkari has played the reverse brain drain card to woo Silicon Valley professionals of Indian origin by inviting them to participate in the Start-ups India movement. The minister said that Silicon Valley professionals of Indian origin should take advantage of India’s current business environment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious policy initiative of “Ease of doing Business” is generating immense benefits and they should contribute towards the success of “Make in India”.
Addressing a series of meetings organized by various outfits of Indian origin professionals in San Francisco over the last two days, Mr Gadkari said the government’s recent policy initiatives have boosted confidence of the 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), Mr 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 US.
He assured the entrepreneurs from the US of all possible assistance in making the ease of doing business a hassle free process.
The minister also met TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) US Chapter members and shared with US 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.
Mr Gadkari also visited Boom Energy establishment and evinced keen interest in the next generation energy generation system with modern technologies. Speaking at another largely attended meeting he 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 interactions Mr Gadkari noticed that IIT and IIM graduates from India working in the US 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.