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PM Modi to interact with more than 150 startups on Jan 15

The Prime Minister’s Office announced on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would meet with over 150 businesses on January 15 to help the country’s startup ecosystem.

This engagement will include startups from various industries, including agriculture, health, enterprise systems, space, industry 4.0, security, fintech, and the environment.

“More than 150 startups have been divided into six working groups based on themes including Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global; Technology of Future; Building Champions in Manufacturing; and Sustainable Development,” announced the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Each group will then make a presentation to PM Modi. The interaction between the PM and the startups aims to understand how startups can successfully contribute to the nation’s needs.

As a part of the ongoing ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, a week-long event, ‘Celebrating Innovation Ecosystem’, is being hosted by the department of promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT) under the Union ministry of commerce and industry from January 10 to January 16, 2022.

The event marks the sixth anniversary of Startup India, a flagship initiative launched by the Centre in January 2016 under the DPIIT aimed at building a strong ecosystem conducive for the growth of startup businesses and to drive sustainable economic growth. The initiative also aimed at generating large scale employment opportunities. Through Startup India, the government aims to empower the startups to grow through innovation and design.

(with inputs from agencies)

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