Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said on Sunday a full action plan of the Start-up India, Stand-up India programme in his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio programme. This programme is aimed at providing fresh impetus to entrepreneurship at the grass-root level. PM said it will be announced on January 16.
“Can India be a ‘Start-up Capital’? Can the youth in the states have the opportunities in the form of start-ups, with innovations, whether it be manufacturing, service sector or agriculture? In everything, there should be freshness, new ways, new thinking. The world cannot move ahead without innovation,” he said in his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio programme, the last one for the year 2015.
The government will unveil a blueprint for start-ups in the country on 16th January 2016. Startup India, Stand up India programme will connect bright minds from IT in all colleges through live connectivity. The Start-up initiative, as envisaged by the Prime Minister, involves bank loans for entrepreneurs. Each of the nation’s 1.25 lakh bank branches should encourage at least one Dalit or tribal entrepreneur and at least one woman entrepreneur in building a business.