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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 782
ANSWERED ON:  24.07.2015
'Make in India' Programme
E. T. MOHAMMED BASHEER
ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL
RAMDAS CHANDRABHANJI TADAS
UDIT RAJ
RAGHAV LAKHANPAL
MD. BADARIDDOZA KHAN
JITENDRA CHAUDHURY
PINAKI MISRA
RAJ KUMAR SINGH
Will the Minister of



COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:-


(a) the salient features of the ''Make in India'' programme launched by the Government to promote manufacturing in the country along with list of sectors identified thereunder;

(b) whether the Government has assessed the response received and achievements made under the programme;

(c) if so, the details and the outcome thereof indicating the countries/investors which have shown interest in the programme and investments received thereunder so far, sector and State/UT-wise;

(d) whether problems like existing laws and procedures, labour issues etc. are hindering the successful implementation of the programme; and

(e) if so, the details thereof along with the measures taken by the Government to meet the challenges of the programme and encourage greater role of Indian companies thereunder?


ANSWER
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THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRIMATI NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

(a): The ‘Make in India’ programme aims at promoting India as an important investment destination and a global hub for manufacturing, design and innovation. The ‘Make in India’ initiative does not target manufacturing sector alone, but also aims at promoting entrepreneurship in the country. The initiative is further aimed at creating a conducive environment for investment, modern and efficient infrastructure, opening up new sectors for foreign investment and forging a partnership between government and industry through positive mindset. The list of 25 sectors identified under the ‘Make in India’ initiative is at Annexure ‘A’.

(b) & (c): After the launch of ‘Make in India’ initiative in September 2014 there is 48 percent increase in FDI equity inflows during October 2014 to April 2015 over the corresponding period last year. A positive response has been received from within the country and globally for the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The Investor Facilitation cell in Invest India has received more than 12000 queries on its portal since the campaign began. Several countries such as Japan, China, France and South Korea have announced their intention to make huge investments in India in various industrial and infrastructure projects.

Statements showing Sector-wise and State/UT-wise Equity Inflows from October 2014 to April 2015 are at Annexure ‘B’ and ‘C’ respectively

(d) & (e): An Expert Committee has been constituted to examine the possibility of replacing multiple prior permissions and pre-existing regulatory mechanism and to prepare a draft legislation. Further initiatives taken by the Government in improving ‘Ease of Doing Business’ are given in Annexure ‘D’.

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