PM emphasizes India’s need for complete self-sufficiency: India should be “atmanirbhar” in every way, not just reach the amount of per capita income that is wanted, said PK Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, on Saturday. At the 56th annual meeting of the Odisha Economic Association in Sambalpur, he also talked about the need for long-term growth on a high trajectory so that the country can become developed by 2047. “High growth that can’t last will not be meaningful,” Mishra said.
PM emphasizes India’s need for complete self-sufficiency
”India should go beyond achieving the desired level of per capita income and be ‘atmanirbhar’ (self-reliant) in all aspects. Women will be leading India’s development story, the economy will be more inclusive and innovative, and corruption, casteism and communalism will have no place in our national life,” he said. Mishra said that the G20 Presidency led by India was recognised globally for its unprecedented scale and success, emphasising the adoption of new concepts for a sustainable and better future. ”The concept of LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) and global initiatives such as the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) are significant landmarks in India’s efforts to address climate change,” he said.
At a different event at the Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology (SUIIT), Mishra talked about how important it is to put research and development first, work with leaders in the field, and give students real-world experience through jobs and projects with businesses.
”The prime minister (Narendra Modi) believes that technology in general, and cutting edge and emerging technologies in particular, will have to be harnessed to fuel the growth that we aspire to achieve,” he said.
He also suggested that IDEA labs be set up with the help of the All India Council for Technical Education to encourage students to come up with new ideas in math, science, technology, uses, and engineering. He also talked about the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that Sambalpur University and IIT-Madras are going to sign soon to improve IT classes.
He talked about how the need for research-based solutions is growing because of more money, new technologies, and startup possibilities. He talked a lot about how important it is for higher education to be welcoming and diverse, creating a space where kids from all walks of life feel like they can reach their goals.