The Stock Market Has Risen 4 Times During Modi Government's Tenure: Piyush Goyal

The Stock Market Has Risen 4 Times During Modi Government's Tenure: Piyush Goyal

The stock market during our 10-year tenure has risen four times. The Nifty was at around 5,700 when Modi government came to power. Perhaps it has crossed 23,000–24,000.

PTIUpdated: Friday, July 05, 2024, 08:08 AM IST
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Union Minister Piyush Goyal |

The stock market has risen four times in the last ten years during the Narendra Modi-led government's tenure, with India making rapid progress in a virtuous growth cycle, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.

Stock market has risen 4 times

"Stock market during our 10-year tenure has risen four times. The Nifty was at around 5,700 when Modi government came to power. Now perhaps it has crossed 23,000–24,000," Goyal said.

"Let me tell you, this is a very merciless market. It only looks at numbers and the future. India is making rapid progress in the virtuous cycle of growth, and due to this progress, the stock market is moving ahead," he added.

Benchmark Sensex on Thursday closed at a record high of 80,049.67 points, while Nifty settled at 24,302.15 points.

The Minister of Commerce & Industry, during his address at an event organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI), said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is ready to promote the drone industry, which has seen rapid growth in the last three years.

Praising the development of technology and growth in the drone industry on the strength of innovation, Goyal asserted that the development of the drone ecosystem and deploying them in villages across the nation aligns with the PM's 'NAMO Drone Didi' initiative, which will help empower women in the agriculture sector.

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Goyal said that technological progress in the drone industry will help combat erratic weather patterns and assist farmers in getting higher quality and higher quantity yields.

PLI schemes

The Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for drones and drone components is a kickstarter for the sector to progress and should not be considered as a permanent subsidy scheme from the government, said the minister.

"In the third term of the PM's administration, we will work at triple the speed, ensure three times the result, and hope to become the third largest economy in the world," said Goyal.

He further stated that drones have the ability to contribute to the cooperative sector, self-help groups (SHGs), and farmer producer organizations (FPOs) as a shared facility with the help of agri-infra funds in delivering fertilisers and reducing the wastage and expenses of the farmers.

The Union Minister said that for financing and mentoring of the drone ecosystem, SIDBI can be roped in to promote the sector.

startup ecosystem

On the startup ecosystem, the Minister said that 18 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) have already been offered in the first half of 2024 and 17 IPOs were offered in 2023.

Goyal added that under the guidance of PM Modi, the country has seen windfall investments from foreign investors and there has been a massive push for infrastructure.

Ease of Doing Business (EoDB)

He further stated that easing regulations and compliance burdens on startups, along with enabling Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), have been the primary focus of PM Modi's government.

Goyal also stated that infrastructure growth has a multiplier effect on the economy that leads to demand for goods and services and increases consumption in the country.

He added that PM's infrastructural push has enabled the growth of industry and generation of employment that has put the nation on a virtuous cycle of growth

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