The event is aimed at attracting investments into the manufacturing sector and showcasing success stories at a specially-created venue at the BKC business district in Central Mumbai. Prime Ministers of Finland and Sweden and the deputy premier of Poland are also among the attendees.
After inaugurating the mega event, the Prime Minister took a tour of the pavilions, with his Swedish and Finnish counterparts and visiting ministers in tow.
The Make in India week, in the Prime Minister’s own words, “celebrates the achievements of the manufacturing sector and offers insights into the investment opportunities in India.”
Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters later said: “I can’t speculate on the number of memoranda of understanding that will be signed, but this is a brilliant start. All our partners are very enthusiastic.”
Over 2,500 international and 8,000 domestic companies are participating in the multi-sectoral industrial event, which is being attended by foreign government delegations from 68 countries and business teams from 72 nations.
The participants include foreign heads of government and states, Prime Ministers of Sweden, Finland and deputy premier of Poland, besides other Cabinet ministers.
“India never had this kind of participation from across the world. FDI has grown by 48 per cent in recent months and it will continue to grow in future,” Amitabh Kant, Secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, which is organising the jamboree, said outside the MMRDA Grounds. Bhaskar Bhatt of Titan said the visit of the Prime Minister to their stall was “very encouraging.” With agency inputs