Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the Nation yesterday, gave this motto;
“Go Vocal For Local”
This is a great initiative. He asked everyone to support local brands by using and promoting local products and help them establish in the global market.
But the only problem was, he didn’t really mention which products are we supposed to consider as ‘Local’.
I mean, if we are supposed to go completely local, this might well be my last post on wordpress. And there will be no cars in India, except Tata and Mahindra (some without engines), and there will be no Indians on Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook, etc.
Oh! But wait a second. Didn’t Facebook just invest $5.7 billion in “JIO”?
So much for going Local!
Also, it was announced today that global participation will be disallowed in government procurement tenders up to Rs 200 Cr. But beyond 200 cr, global participation is entirely welcome.
So, they don’t really trust local companies with projects worth more than that. Okay!
I just want to know what exactly I have to go vocal for? I mean, what are we supposed to define “Local” as? What comes in the category of Local?
You need to be a bit more specific!