On the first day of the two-day mega thought fest TV9 What India Thinks Today Global Summit, India’s top policymakers, chief ministers, business leaders, and spiritual leaders were in attendance. The Summit, which will cover a wide range of topics related to India’s journey to becoming a Vishwa Guru – the leader of the new world order – got off to a fantastic start on Friday.
Five Union Ministers and two Chief Ministers discussed a range of policy issues that are important for the country’s citizens and for preparing the country for a more significant role in the post-Covid, post-war emerging international order.
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, stated at the TV9 thought fest that electric vehicles would cost the same as gasoline vehicles within a year. “I’m trying… within a year, the cost of electric vehicles in the country will be equivalent to the cost of gasoline vehicles, and we’ll save money on fossil fuels,” he said.
The minister went on to say that the government is heavily promoting green fuels. Waterways, a less expensive alternative to driving, will also become increasingly popular.
According to Bhupendra Yadav, Union Minister of Labor and Employment and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, crores of people from the unorganized sector have been employed in the last eight months after registering with the e-Shram portal. He also stated that these individuals had been absorbed into various occupations such as horticulture and coffee plantation, which would help alleviate some of the sector’s unemployment.
According to Union Minister for Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi, the mineral sector is the second largest after agriculture. It also contributes the most to the economy.
According to Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, India is rapidly moving from a three trillion-dollar economy to a five trillion-dollar economy.
Shekhawat also predicted that the country’s GDP would soon reach ten trillion dollars. Like Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and MD of HUL said at the Summit, India is likely to grow into a $25 trillion economy in the next 25 years. “I implore everyone to believe in the Indian legend,” he said.
According to G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Development of the Northeastern Region, a national tourism policy is expected to help boost tourism, which is a labor-intensive operation. He also stated that cruise and circuit tourism would be promoted under the PPP (public-private partnership) model.
What India Thinks Today, according to TV9, On Saturday, June 18th, Global Summit will host the second day of its thought festival. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, Women, and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron are speakers at the Summit.