Well while talking about his visions and dreams to develop the country, Prime Minister shared that when he owned the designation of Chief Minister of Gujarat for the first time, he wished to turn the state like South Korea.
Mr Modi shared his views while addressing the business tycoons and investors after inaugurating Uttarakhand Investors Summit in Dehradun.
Mr Modi proudly shared that India consists of the states which were more powerful than many countries in the world. It had states which have more potential than many small countries.
Sharing his memories he said that when he took the responsibility of the state as Chief Minister he had no experience about the government. He was questioned about what model he had in his mind to run the government.
Mr Modi said “I was asked who I see as my idol for development in Gujarat. Usually, when people are asked this, they say, ‘I want to make it like America or like England.’ But I gave a different answer to him. I said that I want to make it (Gujarat) like South Korea. The journalist didn’t know anything. Later I explained to him that the population of Gujarat and South Korea are similar… I said that I have studied it so precisely that if we move towards that direction then we will not stop.”
PM Modi added that the government had been on the pavement to improve the taxation system in the country through GST. It enabled a smooth and transparent tax system. The country had become a good place for the business and investments due to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. The financial condition is improved and the banking system has also got strengthened.”Potential, policy and performance, these are the sources of progress,” he added.
He informed about the achievements in the infrastructure sector and shared that government was forwarding to update 400 railway stations and construction of 100 new airports and helipads. He even shared about the bullet trains.
Modi emphasized the schemes like Ayushman Bharat health scheme which provide health coverage to the countrymen and opportunity of employment too.
He appealed investors to invest more in the agriculture sector to enhance the earning of farmers.
The summit sought the presence of Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, KJ Alphons and CR Chaudhary.