Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his year ending Mann Ki Baat address on All India Radio on Sunday, without mentioning his surprise trip to Pakistan. But he promised to soon unveil details about the the Startup India, Standup India project announced last year.
“Startup India, Standup India will bring about a big opportunity for the youth of the country. On January 16, the government will launch the complete action plan of the project. All IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management), IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), central universities, NITs (National Institutes of Technology) will be joined with this programme through live connectivity,” Modi said. He added that a startup is not necessarily associated solely with the digital or IT world.