New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has a talent and ability to become a toy hub for the entire world and called upon startups to work towards realising this potential while being 'vocal about local toys'.
He said the global toy industry is over Rs 7 lakh crore but India's share is very small, as he stressed on the need to work to increase it.
Modi called upon start-up entrepreneurs to 'team up for toys' and said it is time to get vocal for local toys.
In his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' broadcast, PM also said people have shown an unprecedented restraint and simplicity in their festivals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also hailed farmers for an increase in the sowing area for different grains.
"This is a time for festivals but at the same time, there is also a sense of discipline among people due to the COVID-19 situation.There is a close link between nature and our festivals," Modi said.