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PM Modi urges diaspora Indians to encourage people to visit India

PM Modi urges diaspora Indians to encourage people to visit India

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Jan 2019, 07:20 am

Varanasi: Addressing the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas programme in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the diaspora Indians to motivate at least five families around them to come to India to give boost to tourism. 


"I have also said earlier on this forum, I want to reiterate that whatever you live in the country, motivate at least 5 families around you to come to India. Your efforts will play to increase tourism in the country," said the PM who also thanked the people of Varanasi for showing incredible warmth in welcoming the people and making it their own affair.

"Passport-related visa rules are also being simplified. The convenience of e-VISA has been saving you time and also reduced troubles. There are still steps to improve if there are any problems with it," he said.

He said in India now one can play a big role in research and development and innovation.

"The government is also trying to bring India's Start-ups and NRI mentors together, on one platform," he said.

He said many will also be familiar with how "our government has made the process of converting PIO cards into OCI cards."