Make our products world class, don’t compromise on quality’: PM Modi in last Mann Ki baat
Addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’, the last edition for 2020, Modi also appealed to the public to make a list of goods of daily use, and analyse which imported articles have “unconsciously become part of our lives and made us their captive.” “Let us find out their Indian alternatives and resolve to use products produced in India by the hard work and sweat of Indians,” he said. This should be everyone’s New Year resolution for the sake of the country, he added.
“I call upon manufacturers and industry leaders that when people have taken determined step forward and when the mantra of ‘vocal for local’ is resonating in every house, it is time to ensure that our products are world class”, he said.
For this, both MSMEs and start-ups must come forward and take a commitment that there will be no compromise on quality. Modi pointed out there has been a big shift in Indians approach to ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharata’ and highlighted how sellers in Delhi’s Jhandewalan market, which is famous for toys, are now selling India-made toys with great pride, instead of foreign brands. This big change in one year is noticeable, he added.