FICCI hails PM Modi`s Independence Day speech, describes it visionary, progressive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on the occasion of 69th Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 15: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) described rime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address to nation on Saturday as one of vision and progress.

The FICCI said the address has laid a strong focus on taking the agricultural economy of the nation forward.

Dr Jyotsna Suri, president of FICCI, said: “We congratulate Hon’ble Prime Minister and the government for their sincere efforts in taking our economy to higher levels of growth. Various mega plans announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister at the Red Fort last year have been implemented with much rigour, passion and commitment.”

“In-fact, FICCI has been actively supporting the Government in various socio-economic development initiatives including the Make in India, Digital India, Skill India as well as Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan,” said Dr Suri.

“Prime Minister’s announcements on Start-up India Stand up India and for providing employment linked incentives to industry are welcome steps as these will boost entrepreneurship and create the much needed employment opportunities for our nation’s youth. Creating a few million entrepreneurs across the country will not only create many more million jobs but also provide livelihood opportunities for the poor in remote corners of the country. Strengthening merit based employment eco-system by doing away of interviews for low-end jobs is a step in the right direction, inculcating a sense of confidence and empowerment for all citizens,” said Dr Suri.

“Hon’ble Prime Minister has aptly laid a strong focus on the agricultural economy by giving impetus on productivity through enhanced irrigation facilities and improvement in soil fertility. We are also happy to note that the Ministry of Agriculture will now have an added focus on farmer welfare, which is integral for the overall growth and prosperity of our country,” mentioned Dr Suri.

The FICCI president further added: “The national targets laid out for India for achievement by 2022 are visionary and are directed to create an inclusive, progressive and developed India. FICCI stands committed to support the government in all the developmental initiatives and will continue to work with the government in achieving the national growth agenda.”

(With Agency Inputs)

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