New Delhi, December 13: The future of India is going to be startups as its ecosystem is encouraging innovation, promoting and strengthening new young entrepreneurs, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. While addressing the 93rd Annual Convention of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Goyal said that startups are going to be the backbone of the country as they come up with new ideas and new ways of doing business.

The Union Minister further stated that the government has identified another 24 sectors on which work is going on by industry leaders who are working together to come up with actionable agenda to add nearly Rs 200 lakh crores worth of manufacturing in India in the next 10 years. "I have no doubt in my mind that that FICCI will be a part of our journey of a new India, of transforming India and building a more powerful India," said Goyal.

Goyal appreciated the growing digital environment as said as we go forward in the post-COVID world, the country will see a mix of virtual and physical engagements, combining to help us expand our global outreach, helping us reach out to new markets, customers and products. During his address, Goyal also said that under the Brand India initiative, consumers both in India and internationally will be educated about products which are made in India.

"We are pushing all industry to certify the Make in India products. Under the Brand India initiative, we are also looking at branding India. It's time now that India demonstrates to the world our leadership position and commitment of quality," said Goyal.