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Start-up not just about IT, says PM Modi in 'Mann ki Baat'

India TV News Desk 01 Feb 2016, 8:28:29 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Addressing the nation on 16th edition of monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the notion that start-ups are only related to IT has been broken by the Start-Up India programme.

The prime minister said Information Technology was only a small part of start-ups.

"It is the common thought that start-up means a sophisticated business related to IT. This illusion has been broken after this event on start up," Modi said, referring to 'Start-Up India'.

Mentioning some non-IT start-ups, the prime minister referred to two IIM graduates in Sikkim who were selling herbal and organic products along with others.

The 'Start-Up India Action Plan' was unveiled by Modi at an event on January 16 and provides a three-year tax holiday.

Modi also lauded efforts by citizens across the country to beautify railway stations.

"I am seeing that these days, at several railway stations, local citizens, artists and students are beautifying their railway stations.

"This is neither a railway initiative nor a Narendra Modi initiative... It is an initiative of the citizens," he said, and urged people to send pictures of beautified railway stations.

He also talked about upcoming school board exams, and urged students to share their lessons learnt from family, teachers and seniors on dealing with exam related stress.