Expats urged to take part in ‘Make in India’

Press Trust of India Kochi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on June 21, 2015

Lauding the contribution of Keralites working in the Gulf countries to the Indian economy, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today asked them to invest in the productive sectors of the state and suggested a ‘gharwapsi’ programme to bring back successful entrepreneurs.

Launching the website of Make In India (‘Make in Kerala’) here, he urged the Kerala government to encourage only eco-friendly industry and organise “a ghar wapsi programme” to bring back successful Malayali entrepreneurs from the Gulf for the State’s economic development.

“Whatever business you are doing, should be environment friendly. (You) should not try to damage the environment because you have been given in abundance by the God ... We should continue preserving and conserving environment,” he said.

Lauding the Keralites, particularly those working in the Middle East, for their hardworking nature, Prabhu said the expatriates should invest in the productive sector in the state which is blessed with “abundant natural capital and human capital” and asserted that the Make in India initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was an apt platform for it.

“We must have a ghar wapsi programme to bring back successful Malayali entrepreneurs outside Kerala, particularly in the Gulf,” he said, praising Kerala business tycoons based in West Asia.

Published on June 21, 2015
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