In the latest episode of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Ministeron Sunday highlighted the rising number of ‘Unicorns’ — startups valued at over $1 billion — in the country.
“On the 5th of this month, the number of unicorns in the country rose to 100,” the prime minister said. “The total valuation of these unicorns is more than $ 330 billion, ie, more than Rs 25 lakh crore.”
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In the previous episode of his monthly radio programme, PM Modi spoke about how India has been making strides towards a cashless economy and that digital transactions worth about Rs 20,000 crore take place each day across the country, including in the remotest regions.
“In the last few years, BHIM UPI has rapidly become a part of our economy and habits. Now, even in small towns and most villages, people do transactions through UPI. A culture of digital economy is also evolving in the country. In small street shops, digital payment has made it easy to serve more customers. Now they don’t even have the problem of loose change,” he said, adding that at present, “transactions worth about Rs 20,000 crore take place in our country every day”.
He dedicated the episode to all former prime ministers of the country. He also spoke about the inauguration of the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya or Prime Ministers’ Museum in Delhi. He mentioned the spinning wheel gifted to Lal Bahadur Shastri by his in-laws and his bank passbook which has been exhibited at the museum.