New Delhi, March 13: Union Minter Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said that the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector in India has a huge potential to become the world's largest manufacturing hub. During a webinar on 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Opportunities in Solar & MSME' on Friday, Gadkari said that the government is committed to promoting renewable energy resources in the country, especially in the MSMEs sector.

The Minister, who holds the MSME portfolio along with road transport, said by making solar energy available, "we will create big market for electric vehicles".  He said that the solar power rate in India is Rs 2.40 per unit and commercial rate of power is Rs 11 per unit and the cheap power generated through solar energy can be used for automobiles and other developmental works.

He expressed confidence that within five years, India will be a top manufacturing hub for automobiles in the world. While speaking about the businesses in India, the minister highlighted that India has tremendous potential and capacity for electricity generation. Gadkari invited investors abroad to invest in Indian MSMEs.

During his address, he expressed hope that this will provide a number of opportunities to the MSME sector in the country to become the world's largest manufacturing hub. Talking about the growth of MSMEs in India, Gadkari said that the MSMEs with good track record are now being encouraged for capital market, adding that there exists a huge opportunity for investment in scrapping policy.