You are here: Home » Economy & Policy » News
Business Standard

Work from anywhere an absolute necessity, says PM Narendra Modi

He urged global investors to invest in India's urbanisation, and committed a business-friendly climate to them

Topics
Narendra Modi | Work from home | Indian Economy

BS Reporter 

Narendra Modi
PM underlined a few tools that would help achieve city-led growth, namely affordable housing for all, sustainable mobility and transportation, and technology as an enabler

The future is going to be predominantly urban and globally integrated, and we need to transform cities by turning the pandemic crisis to good account, Prime Minister said on Tuesday at the third Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum. He said India was poised to make its cities liveable, resilient, and prosperous.

It is important to ease pressure on urban systems by designing post-pandemic protocols of urban living, and making cities work for people than the other way round, Modi said.

He urged global investors to invest in India’s urbanisation, and committed a business-friendly climate to them. In that, he stressed the need not to lose the good habits “we acquired” during the pandemic, empower people, and maintain a better work-life balance. “In today’s age, empowering people to work from anywhere, to live anywhere, and to plug into global supply chains from anywhere is an absolute necessity,” Modi said.

Covid-19 has demonstrated that cities, which are growth engines, are also the most vulnerable from the point of view of public health, he said. This has prompted us to reset our mindset, and restart cities for the future, he added.

“Reconstruction efforts after the two World Wars can give us several lessons on making this possible.” Most importantly, he stressed the point that while global cities were going through the worst crisis since the Great Depression (of the 1930s), Indian cities meticulously followed preventive measures.

He underlined a few tools that would help achieve city-led growth, namely affordable housing for all, sustainable mobility and transportation, and technology as an enabler. “We are looking at a future where a major chunk of education, health care, shopping, and food experiences may happen online. Our cities need to be ready for the convergence of the physical and digital worlds,” Modi said.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, November 17 2020. 23:10 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.