Mukesh Ambani, Ruia to participate in 'Make in India' campaign

Leading industrialists, including Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Essar Group chairman Shashi Ruia are among several global and domestic CEOs who will participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Make in India' campaign launch in the capital on Thursday.

The `Make in India' campaign aims at making the country a global manufacturing hub and thereby creating huge employment, besides boosting trade and economic growth.

Besides, other high-profile CEOs like Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry, Mahindra Group CMD Anand Mahindra, Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and ITC chairman Y C Deveshvar, among others, are expected to attend the launch function.

"The `Make in India' campaign is one of the key missions of the government and companies from India and outside are being welcomed to expand and set up facilities for manufacturing in India - for servicing the domestic and global markets. CEOs of important manufacturing companies in India - both domestic and foreign - will be present in the function," according to an official invite sent by the government.

In his maiden Independence Day address this year, Modi had invited the global business community to set up manufacturing facilities in India, giving the slogan 'Come, Make in India'.

The campaign would be simultaneously launched in different state capitals, including Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.

The campaign will also be launched in countries having similar time zone as that of India.