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Intent leads to ideas, ideas have the power to drive innovation and innovation ultimately will lead to the creation of a New India: PM Modi 
Never stop dreaming and never let the dreams die. It is good for children to have high curiosity quotient: PM 
Need of the hour for is to innovate and come up with solutions to the problems the world faces. Innovate to transform lives of the commons: PM Modi to youngsters 
Thank PM of Israel for the desalinisation motorable machine, it will benefit people in border areas: PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu today dedicated to the nation, the iCREATE facility located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. iCreate is an independent Centre created with the objective of facilitating entrepreneurship through a blend of creativity, innovation, engineering, product design and leveraging emerging technologies to deal with major issues such as food security, water, connectivity, cybersecurity, IT and electronics, energy, bio-medical equipment and devices etc. iCreate aims to develop an ecosystem in India to generate quality entrepreneurs.

The two leaders visited various stalls that highlighted technologies and innovations across diverse fields. 

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that innovation has a key role to play in bringing the people of India and Israel, closer to each other. He said the entire world has taken note of the technological prowess and creativity of Israel. 

He said the youth of India has energy and enthusiasm. What the youth needs is a bit of encouragement and institutional support, he added. 

The Prime Minister said that the Government is working to make the entire system innovation-friendly, so that intent can generate ideas; ideas lead to innovation; and innovation helps create a New India. 

He said that the first pre-requisite of success is courage. He congratulated the courageous youth who are engaged in innovative activities at iCreate. 

Quoting Kalidasa, the Prime Minister touched upon the dilemma between convention and innovation. He urged the youth of India to innovate to overcome the challenges facing the nation today, and to improve the quality of life of the common man at lowest possible cost. 

The Prime Minister spoke of cooperation between India and Israel for innovation in areas such as food, water, health and energy. He said this cooperation between the two countries would write a new chapter in the history of mankind in the 21st century. 

 

 

 

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PM reviews steps taken to improve Ease of Doing Business
December 13, 2018
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PM Modi chairs high-level meeting to review progress with regard to Ease of Doing Business
PM stresses on the need to improve last mile delivery, and focus on streamlining procedures to enhance the "Ease of Living" for small businesses and the common man

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired a high-level meeting to review progress with regard to "Ease of Doing Business."

The meeting was attended by senior Union Ministers related to economic matters; Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis; Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Shri Anil Baijal; and senior officials from the Union Government, Maharashtra Government and Delhi Government.  

The Prime Minister was briefed on progress being made on various parameters related to Ease of Doing Business. Subjects such as construction permits, enforcement of contracts, registering property, starting a business, getting electricity, getting credit, and resolving insolvency came up for discussion.  

India’s rise in the World Bank “Doing Business” rankings from 142 to 77, over the last four years, was taken note of. 

Officials explained the steps being taken to plug shortcomings and resolve bottlenecks in implementing business reforms.  

The Prime Minister stressed on the need to improve last mile delivery, and focus on streamlining procedures, which would  improve not just the "Doing Business" rankings, but also increase the "Ease of Living" for small businesses and the common man. He said this is extremely important for India, as an emerging and vibrant economy. He also spoke of the tremendous global interest about the rise in India's "Doing Business" rankings.