'MSME' MINISTER HAS URGED OVERSEAS INDIAN STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INDIA'S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19.
Govt taps into overseas students for new ventures against Covid; to help get clearances in 3 months
Skilling, Labour, Talent for MSMEs: MSME Minister has urged overseas Indian students to participate in India’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The minister interacting with Indian students based in countries including the UK, Canada, Singapore, Australia, European countries etc. invited them along with scientists of Indian origin to take advantage of new opportunities in multiple fields of research, innovation, management, medicine, higher education etc. Gadkari was talking to students over video conferencing from 43 universities, a statement from MSME Ministry said. The minister also assured that the Indian government will provide the necessary support to new ventures through various modes such as a public-private partnership or a joint venture and his ministry will help them in getting necessary clearances in three months for the proposed venture.
The minister said that “remaining positive and making concerted efforts” is the way ahead for India to leverage the current challenge of Covid-19 crisis as an opportunity. Interestingly, multiple sectors such as telemedicine, done-based solutions, digital education, workforce collaboration tools etc., are likely to see renewed interest from entrepreneurs and investors as a consequence of Covid impact. “Telemedicine will certainly see traction as cities and hospitals get increasingly crowded. This would now be an expected norm and we might see some investment happening there. Another interesting area would be drone-based solutions for sanitation, farm monitoring, delivery of certain goods etc,” Anil Joshi, Managing Partner, Unicorn India Ventures had told Financial Express. (Further Details...)