The sixth Prasar Bharti Divas held in January, earlier this year,
has spawned a number of business meetings to attract NRI investments,
ideas and technology in various Indian States. The list includes states
like Punjab, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra and Delhi.
The PBD acts as a great platform to fuel the on-going economic engine,
which devours enormous investments. Already, many NRIs have gone back
to transform and modernise their native villages with the latest technology
and infrastructure, however, not evenly in all States. But this inflow
of NRI investment does not date back to only yesterday - to the PBD.
But the last few years have witnessed enormous NRI Investment, the
NRIs have come back in droves and spread their wings all over India
and are pouring their capital, brains, technology and manpower into
transforming and modernising Indian agriculture, food processing, real
estate, telecoms, high tech, health care, pharmaceuticals, tourism,
defence and even nuclear energy.
To be very precise, in the early 1990s, backed by the dismantling of
the Regulations Raj, the pulling down of bureaucratic barriers, Nehruvian
socialism, the liberalisation trend that led to the privatisation of
massive State industries, the recognition of capitalism as the real
engine of growth, closer government-and-entrepreneurs partnership in
all domains, including education, health care, infrastructure - India
has shot ahead into the golden age of entrepreneurship.