The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) is all set to promote local manufacturing initiative, through a grand event ‘Make in India week’ scheduled in Mumbai. Preparation for the same is in full swing. This event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13th Feb.
DIPP has also sent an invitation to ambassadors from more than a dozen countries, also requested them to participate along with corporate and government delegations in ‘Make in India Week’ event.
A senior official of DIPP elaborating over preparations said to ET that “We are finalizing the list of people we want to invite to attend the event and getting in place all the required permissions for such a large-scale event.”
The main focus of this event will be over design, innovation, manufacturing and sustainability. Whereas, in lights of past updates in ‘Make in India’ program, experts already suggested that mantra of its success resides in growth of global market and governments efforts towards ease of doing business, both for domestic and foreign entrepreneurs.
Mehul Lanvers Shah, managing director, Hannover Milano Fairs India said “We have clarity why India is a key destination for manufacturing and all that the government is doing to promote this sector. We will be working closely with the skill development and heavy industries department to promote Make in India 2.0 globally.”
During Make in India Week focus will be on 10 key sectors, which includes aerospace & defence, automobiles, construction, food processing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, information technology and textiles.
The host city is also planning to hold a special session ‘Reimagining Mumbai’, thorough which they will cash the ideas from global planners for successful urban planning. Museums and art galleries in the city will hold exhibitions on Make in India and there will be music, culture, street art, light and sound shows.
A Hackathon is additionally scheduled for engineers, designers and architects, so that they can collaborate intensively for 24 hours to come up with new ideas to solve urban design problems. DIPP is looking to strike partnerships with companies and government entities.
It is quite evidence that since launch of ‘Make in India’ in September 2014, government has also approved 24 industrial clusters along with a grants of Rs.624 crore.