PM wants India to move from ”brain drain” to ”brain gain” and scale new high in services

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015,21:40 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Stressing the need for  moving  from the mindset of ”brain drain” to ”brain gain” , Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government is working on easing laws which will encourage global service providers to source from India without depending on circuitous routes like Mauritius and Singapore.
Inaugurating  global exhibition on Indian services at Pragati Maidan here, the Prime Minister said , ”we have to be self-confident about ourselves and be prepared for an open business environment. Why should investors use routes like Singapore or Mauritius treaties to engage with India.”
He said there are a large number of services including cooking of vegetarian food, which is catching up like Yoga, where India can become a quality service provider to the world.
Emphasising the need for taking the journey to ”brain gain” from ”brain drain”, Mr Modi said targeted soft skill service training centres should be run in the public-private-partnership (PPP) in a range of areas like carpentry, languages, taxi driving.
He also alluded to rich Indian pool of talent in the area of entertainment, which supported by the global Intellectual Property Rights has the potential to scale new height in the world map.”If there is an academy of 1000 Sitar teachers in India. Pupils from all over the world can come and get training and return home not only with the skills but also with goodwill for India.”
Over 40 countries are participating in the three-day exhibition showcasing service capabilities in IT, telecom, healthcare, education, logistics, media and entertainment, R and D. The services sector contributes about 57 per cent of Indias GDP.