Make in India Week to showcase India as biz hub

The Statesman - 8th February 2016

The prime ministers of three northern European countries, government delegations from nearly 50 countries and business teams from around 70 nations are to attend the Make in India Week from February 13­18 in India’s commercial capital aimed to promote India as a business and investment destination. The event, to be held at the MMRDA grounds, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime ministerial delegations from Sweden, Finland and Lithuania and a deputy prime minister led team from Poland would be attending the Make in India Week. Government delegation from 49 nations and business delegations from 68 countries will participate. The Make in India Centre would showcase exhibitions of the most innovative products and manufacturing processes across 11 sectors, 17 state exhibitions and several country pavilions. The Centre area covers 2,20,000 sq­m and would accommodate 27 halls. Country pavilion would include exhibitions from Sweden, Germany and South Korea. Over 190 exhibitors would showcase the manufacturing prowess of the country across focus sectors. An exhibition on innovation, by the best of IIT, would be inaugurated by the prime minister at the Make in India Centre. Leading Institutions from the world over would come together and develop solutions to address problems in three important areas ­­­: Water, Transportation and Energy, said an official statement. The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion and Qualcomm India would organize India’s largest start­up contest "QPrize™ Make in India” awarding Rs.2 Crore in equity investment as prize money for the winning company.

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