Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the ‘Make in India’ programme to encourage international companies to base their operations in India so that they can not only benefit from the huge Indian market but also export to other countries around the world. Under this programme, we are launching the Access India Programme (AIP), a first of its kind in the UK, to facilitate investments by small and medium scale companies in the UK into India. In the last three years India has received Foreign Direct Investments worth US$ 175 billion. Government of India is committed and focussed to improving India’s ranking in ease of doing business. Through AIP, we aim to take forward the Make in India programme. I hope that by implementing this programme, we can highlight the latest developments in India in ease of doing business, facilitate initiatives by SMEs and enhance bilateral investment between the two countries.