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After rails controversy, all govt departments to now use Indian products

The steel ministry says the tender goes against the "Make in India" manufacturing push championed by Modi

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office has asked all government departments to prioritise the use of local products in state projects after domestic companies objected to a global tender by the railways ministry seeking tonnes of steel rails. The steel and rail ministries have been at loggerheads over the state-run network's decision to buy rails from overseas, despite assurances of supply from local companies Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and Jindal Steel and Power. The steel ministry says the tender goes against the "Make in India" manufacturing push ...

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First Published: Fri, December 22 2017. 19:49 IST
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