Govt. is committed to fostering a conducive business environment and accelerating growth in Production Linked Incentive sectors: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Piyush Goyal

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Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal said that the Government is committed to fostering a conducive business environment and accelerating growth in Production Linked Incentive (PLI) sectors. While delivering the keynote address at a Workshop on “PLI Schemes” organized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry yesterday, the Minister encouraged industry’s feedback and collaborative engagement to shape the policies, procedures and effectiveness of the PLI scheme.

Shri Goyal emphasized on the importance of the industry’s concentration on producing high-quality products that cater to both the industry’s requirements and the consumers’ needs. He also urged PLI beneficiaries to take up any procedural challenges/ issues with respective implementing Ministry/ Department so that positive reforms can be brought about and PLI scheme can be made more efficient and effective. The Minister further added that the Government officials of the implementing Ministry/ Department must hold regular consultation and roundtables with their respective PLI beneficiary so that the issues may be resolved promptly.

Shri Piyush Goyal urged all stakeholders to work together on creating an environment that fosters growth, innovation, and competitiveness in our industries. The objective of the Workshop was aimed to bring all the key stakeholders on a single platform and create a sense of ownership, so that they could exchange their knowledge and experiences to ensure an effective implementation of PLI Schemes under 14 key sectors. The workshop was organised In line with the vision of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to make India a global hub for manufacturing.

The Workshop witnessed participation from 10 implementing Central Departments, Companies/ PLI beneficiaries under 14 key sectors, various Project Management Agencies (PMAs) viz. IFCI, SIDBI, MECON, IREDA & SECI, select Industry Associations (CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM & PHDCCI) & relevant Export Promotion Councils namely FIEO, EEPC & TEPC.

Attendees included a group of distinguished companies such as Wistron, Foxconn, Samsung, Dell, Wipro GE, Dr. Reddy’s, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Nokia Solutions, ITC, & Dabur, JSW, and Reliance among others. Their presence ensured a diverse range of perspectives and fostered an environment of knowledge-sharing and networking. Key executives from these companies, along with Government officials, were actively involved in a collaborative open discussion, interactive session, and presentations throughout the workshop.

The workshop provided a unique forum for industry leaders, experts, and Government officials to engage in insightful discussion and exchange valuable insights on the impact of PLI Schemes. The event aimed to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the schemes, their objectives, and their potential to revolutionize the manufacturing sector.

The workshop agenda covered various aspects related to PLI Schemes, including their scope, eligibility criteria, incentives, and the roadmap for successful implementation including grievance redressal mechanism provided by concerned central Departments & PMAs. Participants engaged in productive discussions that focused on leveraging these schemes to enhance competitiveness, boost production, and foster innovation. Key topics included factors/ policy nuances contributing to Schemes’ success, enhancing domestic value addition, and capitalizing on emerging technologies.

The workshop culminated in a collective commitment from all attendees to actively participate in the PLI Schemes and leverage the available incentives to their fullest potential.

Overall achievement of PLI Schemes was discussed during the workshop. Actual investment of Rs. 62,500 crore have been realized (till March’23) which has resulted in incremental production/ sales of over Rs. 6.75 lakh crore and employment generation of around 3,25,000. Exports boosted by Rs. 2.56 lakh crore till FY 2022-23. Incentive amount of around Rs. 2,900 crore disbursed in FY 2022-23 under PLI Schemes.

PLI Schemes have played a significant role in promoting domestic value addition (DVA) in various sectors. It has led to increased value addition in the electronics sector and in smartphone manufacturing, 23% and 20% respectively, from negligible in 2014-15. Up to 80% DVA has been reported in various products under Pharmaceuticals. Import substitution of 60% has been achieved in the Telecom sector and India has become almost self–reliant in several networking products. DVA up to 50% is envisaged under Automobiles & Auto component sectors.



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