PM Modi emphasized the need for India to recognize the importance of local manufacturing, local markets and local supply chains.
PM Modi said that COVID-19 taught India the importance of being local.
“All our demands during the crisis were met locally. Now, it is time to be ‘vocal about local’ products and help them become global.”
The PM said that the world has appreciated India’s production of life saving drugs and this should make all Indians proud.
The PM recalled the response of people when he had given a call for them to buy khadi to support the handloom workers. He said that people responded well judging by the record level of sales achieved by khadi and handloom products in a very short period of time. He felt that the support Indians gave for the local products created big brand out of khadi.