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Piyush Goyal calls upon startups to help India become self-reliant in energy, defence sectors

Piyush Goyal called for startups to help India become self-reliant in Energy and Defence sectors. 

Piyush Goyal calls upon startups to help India become self-reliant in energy, defence sectors

New Delhi: Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Sunday called for startups to help India become self-reliant in Energy and Defence sectors while citing an example of the COVID-19 pandemic which was converted into an opportunity.

"Every crisis can be converted into an opportunity like that of COVID. It is a big crisis and the `biggest of the century` crisis was converted into an opportunity, wherein many of our boys and girls came up with innovative solutions to the problems," said Goyal at an industry event in Bengaluru.

He also said that the present situation fits in the "Make in India" programme launched eight years ago. "The outcome of COVID-19, everything collectively is helping India`s growth trajectory," the minister said.

During the event, Goyal also listed several illustrations where the Startups could provide solutions to resolve problems and assured the startups that the government was listening to their needs and its doors are open round the clock. Also Read: Here's how to link Aadhaar card with PAN card

While referring to the traffic problem in Bengaluru, the Union Minister asked startups to find solutions to ease the traffic. Also Read: Amazon Fab Phones Fest: Redmi, OnePlus, Realme phones selling at discounted prices

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