‘Start up India, stand up India’mission will be launched in January: PM Modi
December 28, 2015
New Delhi: The government's'start up India, stand up India' mission will be launched on 16 January, PrimeMinister Narendra Modi informed the nation in his last radio address for2015.
He also spoke about how the direct benefit transfer scheme ishelping people.
"On 15 August, in my speech I had announced the scheme of 'startup India, stand up India'. The world doesn't grow without innovation andopportunity for the youth. The government is going to launch the complete actionplan and details on 16 January for the mission," Modi said. As in all othereditions of his Mann ki Baat programme, he spoke in Hindi.
"We have to make changes according to the need of the country.There is talent across the country but they need the opportunity. 'Start upIndia stand up India' should be spread across the country and I need the help ofstates for this," he added.
Institutions including the Indian Institutes for Technology,Indian Institutes of Management and central universities will be connected livethrough this scheme.
Talking of the advantages of direct benefit transfer, Modi said,"Subsidy is reaching people directly under the world's largest direct benefittransfer scheme. I feel proud to inform you that this scheme has been given aplace in the Guinness book of records."
He added, "under different schemes around Rs.40,000 crore has beentransferred directly to beneficiary bank accounts. This will beextended."