Centre to work out action plan for ‘Make in India’ today

The workshop will be attended by cabinet ministers, senior govt officials and industry leaders.

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Published: December 28, 2014 2:59:38 am

Amid contracting industrial production led by the manufacturing sector, the industry department is convening a strategy meeting with various ministries on Monday to prepare action plans for one and three year to give a push to the sector under the ‘Make in India’ campaign.

The workshop will be attended by cabinet ministers including finance minister Arun Jaitley, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with senior government officials and industry leaders.

The workshop will see 18 sessions being held on sectors including chemicals and petrochemicals, oil and gas, capital goods, pharmaceutical, food processing, tourism and media, aviation, automobile, aerospace and defence and skill development.

“In the sector-specific sessions, we will discuss all the challenges extensively and prepare the action plan for one and three year. Secretary concerned will then present that plan to the Prime Minister and will commit to implement that,” a senior official said here on Saturday.

The secretaries will have to make a very short presentation of five-minutes each to Prime Minister Narendra Modi explaining what has their department planned on improving the manufacturing sector and the steps taken on improving ease of doing business in their respective sectors.

Later, a separate session will be held with state chief secretaries and principal industry secretaries on improving the ease of doing business.

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