'Make-in-India Week' in Mumbai from February 13 to woo investors

Government will organise a week-long 'Make-in-India' event in Mumbai beginning February 13 to showcase India's potential in the manufacturing sector and woo foreign investors.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016, 22:18 PM IST

New Delhi: Government will organise a week-long 'Make-in-India' event in Mumbai beginning February 13 to showcase India's potential in the manufacturing sector and woo foreign investors.

The event, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will offer foreign investors unprecedented access and opportunities to connect and collaborate with young Indian entrepreneurs, industry leaders, academicians and government officials, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

He said Prime Ministers of Sweden, Finland and Lithuania will be among the foreign delegates from a number of countries who will participate in the event to showcase Make-in-India initiative, one of the key programmes of the Narendra Modi government.

"Key opportunities in sectors like auto, defence and aerospace, food processing, chemicals and petrochemicals, electronics and information technology, pharmaceuticals, textiles, industrial equipment manufacturing, construction equipment, and infrastructure will be showcased through

seminars and discussions among major stakeholders," said Swarup.

Some of the highlights of event would be inauguration of a Make-in-India centre at Bandra Kurla complex and a business forum meeting featuring a number of global visionaries and leaders from the fields of finance, industry and design, he said.

A 'Time India' award to recognise excellence in manufacturing will also be instituted at the week-long event.

Delegates including senior ministers and government functionaries from Poland, Japan, Indonesia, Colombia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Mexico, Germany and South Korea will also participate in the event, said Swarup.