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Last Updated Tuesday September 24 2019 03:46 PM IST

Startup not just about IT: Modi

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Narendra Modi Narendra Modi. File photo

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the notion that start-ups are only related to IT has been broken by the Startup India programme.

Delivering his "Mann Ki Baat" radio address, Modi said Information Technology was only a small part of start-ups.

"It is the common thought that startup means a sophisticated business related to IT. This illusion has been broken after this event on startup," Modi said, referring to 'Startup India'.

Mentioning some non-IT start-ups, the prime minister referred to two IIM graduates in Sikkim who were selling herbal and organic products along with others.

The 'Startup India Action Plan' was unveiled by Modi at an event on January 16 and provides a three-year tax holiday.

Modi also lauded efforts by citizens across the country to beautify railway stations.

"I am seeing that these days, at several railway stations, local citizens, artists and students are beautifying their railway stations. This is neither a railway initiative nor a Narendra Modi initiative. It is an initiative of the citizens," he said.

He also talked about upcoming school board exams, and urged students to share their lessons learnt from family, teachers and seniors on dealing with exam related stress.

(With agency inputs)

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