On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India as a nation is adaptable and agile while commending the start-ups and the private sector in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. PM Modi at the fifth edition of VivaTech said that in India implementation of huge reforms across had been done, which goes on to show that “India as a nation was adaptable and agile, even during the pandemic.”
Modi invited the the world to invest in India saying that India offers what the innovators and investors need, on the foundation of five pillars; i.e, talent, market, capital, ecosystem and culture of openness. The PM said on the digital expansion of India that it was being powered by creating state-of-the-art public digital infrastructure. 156,000 villages and more were being connected to fibre optic network.
Narendra Modi said that in these times, India has over 1 billion mobile users and 75 million internet users, which was more than the population of the most nations. There is a diverse and extensive market in India that awaits. In the virtual address PM mention that India strides in the world of tech and start-ups. India was home to one of the world’s largest start-up ecosystems. “Where convention fails, innovation helps,” said Narendra Modi while emphasising on the significance of innovation.
He mentioned that over 7,000 innovation labs were under the Atala Innovation Mission. In the past years India has faced many disruptions in the different sectors but it does not mean despair, said the PM of India. He added that instead we must focus on the foundation of repair and preparation.
PM Narendra Modi urged to insulate the world from the next pandemic and focus on sustainable lifestyle, stopping ecological degradation, strengthening cooperation. All the challenges could only be possible to overcome with a collective spirit, he added. He also urged the start-ups to explore healthcare, eco-friendly tech and new age tools of learning.
Meanwhile, India and France have been working closely on a wide range of subjects amongst which technology and digital sectors were the emerging areas of cooperation.