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Must ensure Indian products are ‘global best’ with ‘zero defect’ — Modi at Mann ki Baat

In the last monthly radio address of 2020, PM Modi also asserted that getting rid of single-use plastic in India is one of the resolves for the new year.

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New Delhi: In his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ broadcast of the year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that people have supported ‘vocal for local’ campaign and asked manufacturers and industry leaders to ensure that world-class products are made in the country.

The outgoing year saw the spirit of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ echo in society, he said.

Modi, however, stressed that manufacturers should not compromise on the quality of the products even as “vocal for local is reverberating in each and every household”. “This is the opportune moment to work with the ethos of ‘zero effect, zero defect’…it is time to ensure that our products meet global standards. Whatever is global best; we should make it in India and prove it. For that, our entrepreneur friends have to come forward,” he said.

Noting that the issue of single-use plastic could not be discussed much due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, he asserted that ridding the country of single-use plastic is one of the resolves for the new year.

Modi also asked people to use Kashmiri saffron and said that his government is working to make it a “globally popular brand”.

The GI tag has given it a unique identity, he said.

During his address, he also paid tributes to several revered Sikh personalities, including sons of Guru Gobind Singh, saying their sacrifices helped keep our culture safe.

“We pay tributes to the brave Chaar Sahibzaade, we remember Mata Gujri, we recall the greatness of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. We remain indebted to these greats for their sacrifices and their spirit of compassion,” he said.

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