Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, today exhorted women entrepreneurs to exploit their immense innovative power and raise their contribution to India’s GDP. Worldwide, women contribute to 40% to GDP while in India their contribution is 17%. “If women’s share in India’s GDP rises to 40%, the country would be able to add $700 billion to its GDP by 2025,” he said while addressing a FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) meeting on ‘Make in India: Hand Made in India’
Mr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Fashion Designer, in his remarks, said that today’s millennials were exposed to luxury from modern gadgets to international schooling. “The ‘Make in India’ campaign cannot be successful if Indians do not understand the importance of being Indian,” he declared.
|L-R Amitabh Kant,CEO NITI Aayog, Vinita Bimbhet, President, FLO, F
Ashion designer Sabayasachi
Ms. Vinita Bimbhet, President, FLO, said that after the Government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, the Niti Aayog’s proposed ‘Handmade in India’ campaign will help revive the country’s hand woven and hand crafted heritage and leverage the synergy between handlooms, art, handicrafts, khadi & village industries and play a bigger role in global markets.”