DoNER minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that Post-COVID India will emerge more confident and gain esteem in the world arena.
In an interview to a private TV channel, Singh said that he is confident that six months later from today, the world will look up to India with respect and seek to engage with us.
Not only this, he said, India will also emerge as a safe destination for business and trade.
Singh also observed that early lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had helped India to train itself for the new norms of Post-COVID world.
Speaking on tourism industry of Northeast, Singh said that the region will rather gain in tourism and may start attracting tourists from Europe and other western countries as well.
“While most of the tourist resorts in these countries have been heavily afflicted by corona, it is India’s northeast which remains relatively corona-free,” he said.
As for business and trade, Singh said, “This is an opportunity for India to give impetus to its Make in India mission.”
In this regard, he cited the example of bamboo which involves a business of Rs 5000 to 6000 crore every year and a large proportion of incense sticks and other bamboo items were hitherto being imported from other countries.
“Our Pharma industry has already received a boost and even in the context of COVID-19, we are heading towards making drugs and vaccines which would also come handy for export,” he added.