Drawing in the Russian visit to the economic development discourse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took to professional networking website Linkedin to hammer home the steps the government has been taking to transform India and appealed to the world to explore opportunities in the country. Starting with his address at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Modi spoke about a wide range of issues, in particular, the development that is taking place in India. Modi in the article said that India’s economic transformation is the topmost priority and the government wants the country to realise its potential of being the economic superpower of the 21st century.
Linkedin is largely used by professionals, and Modi’s remarks come at a time when on one hand the world is taking note of India’s prowess, but on the other hand, India no longer remains the fastest growing economy as GDP growth slumped in this quarter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had joined business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn in December 2014. Modi is known to be a pro-business person and his presence on the website is considered to be a great influence to professionals and corporate honchos.
In the latest post, Modi wrote about how his government has been making business in India easier. He wrote, “When we assumed office in May 2014 the country was going through a challenging phase. To begin with, the element of trust – in government, in institutions- had disappeared.” He then went on to add, “One of our immediate priorities was to change this atmosphere, which we have done over the last three years. India is seen as a bright spot in the global economy.” On the GST issue, Modi said that the new tax reform will have long-standing benefits for the nation.
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PM Modi then talked about his ‘guiding tenet-reform to transform’. He wrote, “The reform agenda of the NDA government is comprehensive and inclusive, covering all sections of society, all regions of India and all aspects needing attention.” On matters related to next-gen infrastructure for a new India, Modi wrote: “We are giving the added push to infrastructure projects with a special emphasis on timely completion.” Modi has also added several graphics and data to drive home his points.
Modi also wrote on Digital India initiative. He said, “The 21st century is the era of technology and innovation. We have to keep pace with latest trends and practices in the world of technology. Technology also empowers lives and reduces corruption.” He added, “Today, India has taken the leap in embracing digital payments. I see this as a very positive sign.”
PM Modi said that the government’s goal is a new India is powered by the skills and talent of the youth. He said that substantial ground has been covered in the last three years and India is poised to scale newer heights of progress.