New Delhi: The country’s abilities to become self-reliant, expand the scale of operation, introduce good manufacturing practices and improve quality are all being recognized by the world, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.
‘The whole world recognizes the phenomenal work India has taken in our fight against the pandemic and in our rapid recovery. India’s abilities to become self-reliant, expand the scale of operation, introduce good manufacturing practices & improve quality are all being recognized by the world. I can today say with pride that our Indian industry has come up to the expectations of the people of India,’ he said.
Talking about the economic revival, the Minister said that so many data points indicate that the worst is over. The merchandise exports in September this year are five percent more than the last year, GST collections are up by 4 percent over the corresponding period, and railway carried 15 percent more freight.
‘The indicators show that India will once again bounce back to high growth levels which is truly our destiny,’ he added.
Virtually addressing the 74th annual session of Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, he said the Annual Session called by the Hindustan Chamber of Commerce is focusing on the role of Chambers of Commerce and the importance of technology – a very appropriate subject, whose importance people have realized during this pandemic.
The Minister said the role of the Chamber of Commerce is only getting more and more important as each day passes by.
He said that the initiatives that the Chamber has been taking clearly show the goodwill they have been able to generate. Chambers have played a very important role in highlighting to the Government areas of concern, the problems on the ground & in coming up with the innovative solutions to solve the problems of business while also maintaining the sanctity of fight against the COVID
Goyal said that ‘we are all working together to re-frame and re-imagine our businesses, re-engineer the way Government works & change policies, laws & procedures to make them contemporary. ‘
He said that together business & Government are working towards a better future for the marginalised section of society or those who have been deprived of the benefits of 73 years of independence.
‘Let us work together to improve the lives of people at the bottom of the pyramid. Let us engage with digital technology so that we can improve the speed of business & Govt, bring about improvement in our quality to ensure a better future for 1.3 billion Indians,’ he added.