Boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat: Cabinet approves Production-Linked Incentive Scheme for 10 Sectors
The scheme will make India an integral part of the global supply chain by giving an edge to the Indian manufacturers
In a major boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme in 10 key sectors for enhancing India’s manufacturing capabilities and enhancing exports. The scheme will make Indian manufacturers globally competitive and attract investment and enhance exports, the Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.
The scheme has an outlay of Rs 1,45,980 crores over a five-year period.
Production-linked incentives will be offered for sectors such as white goods manufacturing, pharmaceutical drugs, specialized steel, automobiles and auto components, electronic products, telecom and networking products, textile products, food products, solar photovoltaic modules, and advance chemistry cell (ACC) batteries.
The details of the 10 sectors and the approved outlay for each can be seen here:
Cabinet approves PLI scheme for 10 key sectors for enhancing India’s manufacturing capabilities and enhancing exports; scheme will make Indian manufacturers globally competitive, attract investment and enhance exports pic.twitter.com/MuaX1SZ0TC— K.S. Dhatwalia (@DG_PIB) November 11, 2020
The scheme will make India an integral part of the global supply chain by giving an edge to the Indian manufacturers.
“The PLI scheme across these 10 key specific sectors will make Indian manufacturers globally competitive, attract investment in the areas of core competency and cutting-edge technology; ensure efficiencies; create economies of scale; enhance exports and make India an integral part of the global supply chain,” an official release said.
The PLI scheme will be implemented by the concerned ministries/departments and will be within the overall financial limits prescribed. The final proposals of PLI for individual sectors will be appraised by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) and approved by the Cabinet.
Savings, if any, from one PLI scheme of an approved sector can be utilized to fund that of another approved sector by the Empowered Group of Secretaries. Any new sector for PLI will require fresh approval of the Cabinet, an official release said.
The President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Uday Kotal called the new PLI scheme transformational and will give a long way to boost production, and expand exports as part of global value chains.
“The policy is strategically targeted and will go a long way to boost production, make Indian goods competitive, and expand exports as part of global value chains. It identifies the right sectors and products across core industries, labor-intensive manufacturing, and export-oriented sectors as well as advanced technology products,” Kotak said.
The new PLI policy is transformational and timely and will facilitate #India becoming a global #manufacturing hub. ~ @udaykotak, President, CII on new #PLIscheme. #cii4india @PMOIndia @DIPPGOI @amitabhk87 @NITIAayog @CimGOI @PiyushGoyalOffc @KotakBankLtd pic.twitter.com/FkSgAs7BAJ— Confederation of Indian Industry (@FollowCII) November 11, 2020
Reiterating that CII stands by the decision of the government of India, Kotak said this strategic decision will set a new era for Make in India and drive an Atmnanirbhar Bharat.
“A futuristic and progressive policy, the PLI scheme stands to ensure that India reaches the top echelons of global manufacturing nations and would help in driving Atmanirbhar Bharat. CII compliments Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi and his government on his strategic decision which sets a new era for Make in India,” he said.