|Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Startups at 10:30 AM today via video conferencing. Prime Minister has been a firm believer in the potential of Startups to contribute significantly to the growth of the nation. This was reflected in the launch of the flagship initiative Startup India in 2016. The Government has worked on providing an enabling atmosphere for boosting the growth and development of Startups. This has had a tremendous impact on the startup ecosystem in the country, and has led to a staggering growth of unicorns in the country.
AIR correspondent reports that Startups from various sectors such as agriculture, health, enterprise systems, space, industry 4.0, security, fintech and environment will be part of this interaction. Over 150 startups have been divided into six working groups based on themes. These include Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global; Technology of Future; Building Champions in Manufacturing; and Sustainable Development. Each group will make a presentation before the Prime Minister during the interaction.
The aim of the interaction is to understand how startups can contribute to the national needs by driving innovation in the country. A week-long event, ‘Celebrating Innovation Ecosystem’, is currently underway from 10th of this month.The event is being hosted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The event marks the 6th anniversary of the launch of the Startup India initiative.