Kicking off the "Make in India" campaign, he said his government's focus will be on physical infrastructure creation as well as creating a digital network for making India a hub for global manufacturing of goods ranging from cars to softwares, satellites to submarines and paper to power.
     
"I do not only talk about good governance. I talk about effective governance and easy governance," he said launching the 'Make in India' campaign that was attended by a galaxy of industrialists and business leaders, including Cyrus Mistry, Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chanda Kocchar and Y C Deveshwar.
     
Calling upon domestic and international companies to invest in India, the Prime Minister said his government's focus was not only to 'Look East' but also to 'Link West'.

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"We want highways. We also want i-ways - information ways for a Digital India," Modi said, adding "Make in India is not a slogan, not an invitation".
     
Recalling the scenario of last two-three years where "companies were looking to move out of country", he said three months of the NDA government has reversed the mood with its focus on easing the process of doing business in the country.
     
"Government is committed to development. This is not a political agenda, but an article of faith," he said while stressing on public-private partnership as well as skill development for increasing share of manufacturing in GDP.
     
Modi said the world is ready to come to Asia and India offers best destination as it is a vibrant democracy with demographic dividend and huge demand.

Apart from Modi, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra, top business honchos are also present in the meeting.

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Modi said the government wants both highways as well as information ways (i-ways) for a Digital India.


"We want highways. We also want i-ways for a Digital India," Modi said during his address at the launch of his pet "Make in India" campaign.

The campaign aims to put India prominently on the global manufacturing map and, in turn, facilitate the inflow of new technology and capital, while creating millions of jobs.

The campaign is aimed at making India a manufacturing hub, and the government is pulling out all the stops for ensuring a smooth sailing for investors, by setting up a dedicated cell to answer queries of business entities within 72 hours. It will also closely monitor all regulatory processes to make them simple and reduce the burden of compliance.
    
"The government is committed to chart out a new path, wherein business entities are extended red carpet welcome in a spirit of active cooperation. Invest India will act as the first reference point for guiding foreign investors on all aspects of regulatory and policy issues and to assist them in obtaining regulatory clearances," said an official statement.


    
Various prominent national and international industry leaders attended the programme to launch the campaign along with Ministers, senior officials, Ambassadors and opinion leaders.
     
The government has identified 25 key sectors in which our country has the potential of becoming a world leader. The Prime Minister released separate brochures for these sectors along with a general brochure. 
    
The brochures covering sectors like automobiles, chemicals, IT, pharmaceuticals, textiles, ports, aviation, leather, tourism and hospitality, wellness, railways among others will provide details of growth drivers, investment opportunities, sector specific FDI and other policies and related agencies.
    
Investor facilitation cell will provide assistance to the foreign investors from the time of their arrival in the country to the time of their departure, with focus on green and advanced manufacturing and helping these companies to become an important part of the global value chain.

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