“Come, make in India. Sell anywhere, but manufacture here. We have the skill and the talent”, Prime Minister told in the first ever extempore speech marked from the Red Fort on the auspicious day of Independence Day. Mr. Modi announced an ambitious plan for financial inclusion of the poorest of Indians, promised that the existing Planning Commission would soon be replaced by an entity imbued with greater spirit of federalism and appealed to the youth to work towards making India a manufacturing hub.
He said India should be able to make anything from paper to plastic, satellites to submarines. Stressing on the need for skill development in India, he also asked the youth to dream of manufacturing items like electronic goods, which after oil were the second most imported items, in India. “But do not compromise on zero defect and zero effect,” he added.
The PM also spoke about the importance of e-governance and of digital India that would enable telemedicine to reach remotest areas with no doctors. He said just as earlier the railways linked India, now it was information technology and broadband networks which would give unity to India. Modi said e-governance was easy, effective and economical governance.
The PM said he will launch a ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyan’ or a cleanliness mission on October 2, the birth anniversary of Gandhi.