Four days after meeting start-up entrepreneurs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet 200 young CEOs on Tuesday to share ideas on policies across sectors with a view to promote private investment and create jobs. Under the Champions of Change dialogue with entrepreneurs, Modi will interact with the CEOs to seek their feedback on how to boost government-to-business partnership to create a new India by 2022, the 75th year of Independence. On Monday, the CEOs/entrepreneurs had a three-hour interaction with government officials including those from finance ministry on key issues such as Make-in-India, doubling farmers’ income by 2022, job creation, innovation, smart cities, and ease of doing business. The CEOs broke into six groups to deliberate on separate topics to formulate suggestions for Modi to incorporate in policies.
Among others, prime minister will interact with Avni Biyani of Future Retail, Pranav Adani of Adani Wilmar and Rajiv Bajaj of Bajaj Auto.
“#ChampionsOfChange deliberate on giving a massive boost to @makeinindia by focusing on industry, MSMEs, value chains, exports, FDI, FII etc,” Niti Aayog tweeted on Monday.
Despite a stagnant global economic environment, India’s economy grew by over 7% in 2016-17, largely driven by public investment. In 2016-17, the Central government and its PSUs invested nearly Rs 7 lakh crore, up 27% year-on-year. As per the Economic Survey, private investment growth was estimated to be negative in 2016-17. In partnership with private sector, the Modi government wants to address developmental challenges and transform over 200 districts, which are holding India back.