Today in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed that his special attention helped the kite industry to grow in Gujarat, which, he said, employs over 90 percent of Muslims.
“When I was the Gujarat Chief Minister, I paid attention to the kites industry. Kite-making is an environment-friendly cottage industry that employs over 90 per cent Muslims,” PM Modi said at the launch of a MUDRA bank to fund micro-finance companies.
“A Rs 35 crore sector rose to a thumping Rs 500-crore sector by attaining newer heights by making a domestic festival to a global event with active participation from around 50 kite flying countries” he added, arguing his point that small industries employ a much bigger work force and therefore need more investment.
Mr Modi said he asked Adv companies to highlght Gujarat’s kite industry.
“A little bit of attention went a long way in this sector,” he told.