Talking about the on-going speedy development in India and the stages of recovery undergoing by some of the states in India, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu stressed on all those backward states which have now recovered from their state of poverty and hindrance, while he was interacting with Indian Community in Serbia.
Holding up the pride of India, the Vice president said the problems in India are being identified and added that all “BIMARU” states are now developing. “Some of the states are doing very well including the so-called ‘BIMARU’ states. There is nothing BIMARU now. They are also now growing up,” he said.
Some of the states named after BIMARU in India are Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh. These states were named after the tag BIMARU due to their backwardness and poor development until PM Narendra Modi undertook the administration there.
Asserting a huge scope of enhancing bilateral economic cooperation among the two nations and talking about his visit to Serbia, the Vice President said the main objective of his visit is to expand the political, economic and cultural relations between India and Serbia. He also urged the Indian business community along with the Serbian business community to take advantage of the opportunities in both the countries to boost the bilateral trade and investment.
“I would like to inform you that the world’s engagement with India is at a new level. India has climbed 30 places in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index this year and International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast India to grow at more than 7 per cent in 2018 and 2019, ahead of other major economies,” Naidu said.
Stressing on some of the flagship programs of the Indian Government such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Start-up’, termed India as a land of opportunity for those who want to “connect, innovate, trade and invest.”
India has now turned a land of unending opportunities and trade relations increasing with each passing day. The country that once stood poor and under developed, has now paved way for inviting immense number of Global relations to grow better in every sector. Indians have their head held high now!
Talking further, the Vice President also appreciated the gesture of Serbian Government to abolish visas for Indian nationals to travel to Serbia for short duration.
The Vice President said that Serbia has consistently supported India in multilateral fora including India’s permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council and membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). He also praised the Serbian leadership for their solidarity with India in the fight against terrorism.
“Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra”- is the new facility introduced in New Delhi as a one -stop Resource Centre. This has been one among the initiatives taken by the Indian Government in order to benefit the Indian diaspora in Serbia. The facility of “OCI Cards” have also been extended to facilitate the easy stay of foreigners of Indian origin in India.
Source: Business Standard.com