Modi invites inputs from NRIs

ModipoorNEW DELHI: After assuming charge as Prime Minister this May, Narendra Modi has launched many online initiatives to make governance more participatory.

In this endeavour, the PM first set up a website called ‘’  which lets people provide inputs on how to make governance more transparent and give suggestions on policy issues.

Fresh from his US visit, where he invited Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to participate in development of the country, Modi is seeking ‘inputs on enhancing the bond between India and the diaspora for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.’

The forum encourages people to share their views on improving and enhancing the interaction between NRIs and the government of India.

The forum post says: “This Open Forum seeks inputs on how to further sharpen the focus of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas for the overall development of India.

“Share your views on what more can be done to make the interaction between the NRIs and the Government more productive and impactful.

“How can India receive more investment not only from the diaspora but also from the world at large?”

Initiated by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2003, Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is celebrated every year on January 9.

The event is aimed at acknowledging the contribution of Indians settled abroad in the country’s development.

During his first visit to the United States, Prime Minister Modi had made a fervent plea to NRIs to participate in his “Make in India” campaign.

He has also announced measures that made life simpler for NRIs as well as those holding PIO cards. – From the Indian Express

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