Briefing media in New Delhi, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry, Vijay Gokhale said, the Prime Minister will impress upon world leaders at World Economic Forum in Davos next week that India is an open economy and ready for global investments across sectors.
Speaking about various government schemes, the Prime Minister said that in the last one year, more than 70 lakh people have joined the EPFO and over 10 crore people have benefited from the Mudra scheme, under which almost Rs 4 lakh crore has been disbursed.
"Besides, this is a multilateral event and the Prime Minister's central message will be that we are an economy that can be an engine of global growth". This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the WEF since the earlier one by Deve Gowda in 1997.
The prime minister criticised the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance for not addressing the matters of concern to the states. He added that Davos is a "good opportunity" for the country as it is a big market with the strength of demographic dividend.
"Many top bureaucrats are also made observers during the elections that also hamper governance", Prime Minister Modi said in worry.More news: US, S Korea agree to stay unified amid North's nuclear tests
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When asked about kind of Budget, Modi said the mantra of his government was development.
Modi said the ease of doing business in the country has improved and the world knows what it means.
"My work is to be the voice of 125 crore citizens and I am trying to do that honestly", he said.
"Even after the banks nationalisation, 30-40 percent population remain out of the banking services and with the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana", Modi said.