Toyota Motor Chairman meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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New Delhi, Sep 2: The Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Takeshi Uchiyamada, on Wednesday met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the growing Indo-Japanese bilateral ties as well as the company's plans to grow with India.

In his meeting with the Prime Minister, Uchiyamada highlighted Toyota's commitment towards the ‘Make in India' campaign through continued investments every year since Toyota began operations in the year 1997.

Toyota Motor Chairman meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Image source: PIB)
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) first launched the Prius hybrid in India in 2012 and then went on to launch the country's first locally manufactured hybrid - Camry Hybrid in 2013. Toyota's interest to popularize hybrid in India in terms of environment and energy saving was also discussed in the meeting.

Takeshi Uchiyamada who was in India to launch sanitation facilities that the company has built under "Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign" in Varanasi on Sept 1 also reiterated the company's active participation and commitment in the government's "Swachh Bharat Campaign".

The launch event at Varanasi was graced by the presence of Union Ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment & Forest and Manoj Sinha, Minister of State - Railways.

Since the launch of the Campaign in 2014 initiated by Narendra Modi, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has extended its support to the national programme of girl child sanitation aimed at reducing girl child drop-outs from school.

The Prime Minister appreciated in particular the quality of sanitation facilities built by TKM. The company has announced the completion of 500 sanitation facilities across 3 locations (Varanasi, Vaishali - Bihar and Ramanagara (Bangalore).

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