Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Goyal chairs first meeting of NSAC


NEW DELHI: Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday chaired the first meeting of the National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC) and called upon successful entreprene­urs to share their knowledge, experience and ideas with students and youth.

The council was constitute­d to advise the government on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country to drive sustainabl­e economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunit­ies.

The minister stressed on the need to sow the seeds of entreprene­urship at school level to encourage students to innovate, as per an official statement.

He also called upon the “successful entreprene­urs to take initiative to share their knowledge, experience, ideas and mentor students and youth”.

According to him, there are innovative ideas with people in rural India, and Tier II and III towns, waiting to be harnessed.

The council has representa­tions from various stakeholde­rs such as founders of successful startups, veterans.

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