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'India is the place to be': Modi seeks investors for infra, manufacturing

"If you want returns with reliability, India is the place to be," Modi told a virtual conference of 20 major global investors, including pension funds

Narendra Modi | global investors | infrastructure

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people before addressing the nation, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (PTI Photo/ Video grab)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | (PTI Photo/ Video grab)

Soliciting global investments, Prime Minister on Thursday said India is the best place for generating long-term returns.

Addressing the Virtual Global Investor Roundtable (VGIR) 2020, he said the country has one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the world.

"If you want returns with reliability, India is the place to be. If you want demand with democracy, India is the place to be. If you want stability with sustainability, India is the place to be. If you want growth with a green approach, India is the place to be," Modi said.

India offers "democracy, demography, demand as well as diversity. Such is our diversity that you get multiple markets within one market. These come with multiple pocket sizes and multiple preferences. These come with multiple weathers and multiple levels of development", he said.

The country's growth has the potential to catalyse global economic resurgence as "any achievements by India will have a multiplier impact on world's development and welfare", the Prime Minister said.

VGIR 2020 was attended by 20 top institutional investors from the US, Europe, Canada, Korea, Japan, Middle East, Australia and Singapore.

These pension and sovereign wealth funds have total assets under management of about USD 6 trillion, as per an official statement issued earlier.

The roundtable is being organised by the Ministry of Finance and the National Investment and Fund.

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First Published: Thu, November 05 2020. 19:38 IST