Highlighting the growing youth population of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Jan 19 said that India can supply manpower for running the industries across the globe. "The world has money and industries but no youth to run them. After 2030, India can globally supply manpower for running the industries. That day is not far," Modi said after laying the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati.
"For our human resources, let there be manpower development in the global perspective," he said at the programme held at the IIT-Guwahati. Referring to the presence of talented and skilled Indians in the US, he said, "in Silicon Valley, CEOs of most companies are Indians and 60 to 70 per cent youth employed there are Indians".
Pointing out that India imports various electronic goods, including mobile phones, Modi said, "Not a good idea for a country which has such good institutions as the IITs. This has to change. We can manufacture and sell electronic goods to the world. "Keeping in mind this need, we can take forward the Make in India policy to make India a manufacturing hub", Modi said.