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India becoming major mobile phone manufacturing hub

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Lungsanliu Gonmei | Updated on: 01 Jun 2018, 02:22:46 PM

New Delhi:

India is becoming a major manufacturing hub of mobile phones with 120 handset factories in the country, Union Minister for Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

"When our government came, there were just two mobile factories in India. Just two. How many factories have come in India? 120 in the last three-and-a-half years. India is becoming a big manufacturing hub of mobile phones," he said addressing a meeting on 'Four years of Modigovernance: Key initiatives and development outcomes'.

The event was organised by the Telangana unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Prasad, who highlighted a number of achievements of the NDA government, said the country's economy was on "a good wicket" during the last four years.

"Four years down the line, India has got the highest foreign investment. Be it IMF, be it World Bank, be it otherinternational think-tank, Moodys, India's (growth) rate shall be 7.3 per cent to 7.5 per cent. Inflation is under control," he said.

The law minister also said that the NDA government's commitment for a free judiciary is impeccable and complete. The constitutional principles, including rule of law, secularism, democratic principles and separation of power,must be adhered to, he said.

"What I mean is, governance must be done by those voted by the people of India to govern and law making must be made by those elected to make laws by people of India and accountable to the people of India. This principle needs to bekept in mind," Prasad said.

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First Published : 01 Jun 2018, 02:17:21 PM