Stating that 65 percent of India's population was young, Modi said, "In 2020, when the world would need a workforce, we are preparing for it from now itself, so that we can match the global workforce."

"India is a youthful nation. We want to give importance to skill development. Be it quality, zero defect, discipline, we give importance to it," Modi said while addressing business leaders here.

Modi said India's huge young population can contribute to the global workforce requirement. Speaking on the third day of his five-day Japan visit, Modi said he wanted Japan's help in developing skill development in India.

He said Japan can ‘Really help us with this’. The Prime Minister added that "we want to move forward with Japan in the field of research".

"...There is no end to the road in the field of research," Modi said.

Meanwhile, trying to lure Japanese investors to India Modi highlighted the government-investors coordination tenet.
"I understand the coordination needed between government and investors," Modi, speaking in Hindi, said at a luncheon hosted by the Keidanren or the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Japan-India Business Cooperation Committee.

Stating that he had worked with Japanese businessmen when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he said, "Japanese people who have worked in Gujarat know better than me about the Gujarat model of development."

Modi further said that if the Gujarat experience is a parameter, then "That response, that speed", businesses will get in India.

Addressing business honchos in the third day of his five day Japan visit, Modi added that Japan is known for quality, efficiency and discipline

Talking about the first 100 days of the BJP government in power, he said that he has made the Prime Minister's Office more efficient and the steps taken by him have yielded positive results.

"Initiatives I have taken, the steps that I have taken...the results are clear. He said that he has made the Prime Minister Office more efficient, more productive," he said.

"The 5.7 percent growth rate in the first quarter of this fiscal reflects this," he added.

Special team for Japan in PMO: Modi


Modi announced the creation of a special management team exclusively for Japan under the PMO.

Addressing business leaders, Modi said, "The new government wants to reform itself and move forward... We have decided that directly under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), a special management team for Japan will be formed, which will be dedicated to exclusively facilitate Japan.”

"Modi's announcement was greeted with applause by business leaders from India and Japan."...in the team which looks after industries, I want to add two people from Japan who can stay permanently with them and can understand things.

“They will be part of our decision making team and will help ease business for Japan," he added.

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