Mumbai, December 1:Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday stated that the Central government is planning to create 5 crore employment opportunities in addition to the existing ones in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sectors alone.

He was addressing at 2020 Horasis Asia Meeting. Gadkari was quoted saying, "The government is planning to create 5 crore more employment opportunity from MSME sectors only. In the coming years, India will become the top automobile manufacturing hub in the world."

He further went on to compare India's manpower with China and said that our country has huge potential. The availability of young talented manpower, raw material and favourable Policy of Centre and State governments gives an excellent opportunity for investors to invest in India," he added.

The government is working to increase the contribution of the MSME sector to the economic growth from 30 percent to 40 percent and also increase the MSME export from 48 percent to 60 percent.