Make in India’s roadshow begins in Rajasthan


Jaipur, Jan 13: ‘Make in India’ week campaign got off to a start in Jaipur today with a roadshow organized to inform and seek participation from Industry and Institutions.

The flagship event is aimed at propelling the Indian economy by forging enormous global engagement with Indian industries. This was informed by Klapana Awasthi, joint secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
She was speaking at the event organized at ITC Rajputana today.

She further informed, that the DIPP, is organizing Make in India Week from February 13 to 18 in Mumbai with the association of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Awasthi added that with the backdrop of world’s fastest growing economy ‘Make in India Week’ will showcase the potential of design, innovation and sustainability across country’s focus sectors. The five-day event is focused on sectors like defence and aerospace, automobile and auto components, chemicals and petrochemicals, construction equipment, materials and technology, food processing, infrastructure development, IT and Electronics, Industrial Equipment and Machinery, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

The ‘Make in India Week’ will be inaugurated by Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi. As a part of the week there will be a number of activities including Asia Business Forum, Sectoral seminars, country sessions, B2B, G2G and G2B meetings, informed Ms Awasthi.

On the occasion, Commissioner (Investment & NRIs), Bureau of Investment Promotion, Dr Samit Sharma said that Rajasthan is committed to play its part in fulfilling the ‘Make In India’ initiative. The state has already taken several steps to ground manufacturing led investment in the State. One of the key initiatives by Rajasthan was to launch investment focused policies like: Rajasthan Investment Promotion Scheme (RIPS), MSME Policy, Tourism Unit Policy, Solar Policy, Agro-Processing Policy and others.

Dr Sharma further informed that to strengthen the Rajasthan Single Window Portal a new single-window system — ‘Single Sign On’ facility is being launched by the state government in February this year. With this system the need for the investor to visit a department will become redundant.

On the occasion, Chairman, CII Rajasthan State Council, Mr Suresh K Poddar gave welcome remarks. He said that ‘Make In India Week’ is a very encouraging initiative by the government of India and DIPP to showcase potential India’s manufacturing prowess. The vote of thanks was given by the Vice Chairman, CII, Rajasthan State Council, Mr Rajat Agrawal.

The roadshow was attended by the prominent industrialists and was followed by an interactive session as well.

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