Wanted to make Gujarat like South Korea when I was CM: PM Modi


UTTARAKHAND: PM Modi on Sunday said that when he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the first time in 2001, he wanted to turn the state into South Korea.


“ Our states have more power than many other countries in the world. Compared to many small countries, our states have more potential. I still remember when I became the CM of Gujarat for the first time on October 7, 2001. I didn’t know what the Government is as I lacked experience. One journalist came to me and asked such questions so that I give answers which will not allow my Journey to take off”, said CM Modi while inaugurating the Uttarakhand Investors Summit in Dehradun.

“ I was asked who I see as my idol for development in Gujarat, I said that I wanted to make Gujarat like South Korea, the population of Gujarat and South Korea are similar. I have studied it so precisely that if we move towards that direction then we will not stop”, he added.

Modi said that the Government has taken several measures for improving the ease of doing business in the country. We are trying to make the tax system more swift and transparent. Doing business has become easier due to insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Potential, Policy and performance, these are the source of progress.

“The centre is moving ahead in modernising 400 railway stations and construction of 100 new airports and helipads, Ayushman Bharat Yojana offers huge investment opportunities in the medical sector. India is on top as far as food processing is concerned and appealed to all for increased investment in agriculture,” said PM Modi.

Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Ravi Sankar Prasad, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, K J Alphons, C R Chaudhary are slated to participate in the sessions.

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