Tue, 26 Jan 2021

New Delhi [India], November 30 (ANI): Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that the Central government is planning to create 5 crore more employment opportunities from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sectors only.

Addressing the first-ever Virtual 2020 Horasis Asia meeting, Gadkari said: "The government is planning to create 5 crore more employment opportunity from MSME sectors only. In the coming years, India will become the top automobile manufacturing hub in the world.""As compared with China, India has got huge potential. The availability of young talented manpower, raw material and favorable Policy of Centre and State governments is making India a favorite destination for investors to invest in India," he said.

The Union Minister said that the government's target is to take the MSME contribution to the economic growth from 30 per cent to 40 per cent and also increase the MSME export from 48 per cent to 60 per cent.

The event saw 400 of the foremost business and political leaders from Asia and the world gathered to overcome the profound economic, political and social disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Frank-Jurgen Richter, Chairman of Horasis said that the meeting was a great success - 400 speakers including Ministers from India, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong as well as many leading captains of industry attended.

"Participants agreed to join hands and to cooperate - in the spirit of true multilateralism and public-private partnership. Asia as a region is making impressive progress in containing COVID-19, and at the same time is using the pandemic as a means for transformation - to make their respective economies more resilient and sustainable," he said. (ANI)

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