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Centre to tweak a 26-year-old industrial policy to make India future ready

The proposed policy will completely revamp the Industrial Policy of 1991

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu

Commerce and Industry Minister has said the that will seek to promote emerging sectors will be released early next year.

The proposed policy, the draft of which has been prepared by the Commerce and Industry Ministry, will completely revamp the


The draft policy is ready and the ministry is now planning to organise 8-9 roadshows to discuss it with all the stakeholders, the minister told PTI during an interview.

Among other things, the policy would endeavour to reduce regulations and bring in new industries currently in focus.

"We have to do three things in the One is to reduce regulations. Why? Because the government cannot run industry... Number two is to promote modernisation of the existing industry as they are facing challenges. And number three will be to take into account the new emerging industry, which is not even seen today," he said.

The minister made a point that there is a need to see the impact of emerging sectors like artificial intelligence on jobs and how they would work in India.

Asked by what time the new policy would be made released, he said "sometime next year".

The (DIPP) in August floated a draft industrial policy with the aim to create jobs for the next two decades, promote foreign technology transfer and attract $100 billion annually.

The department is working to formulate an outcome oriented actionable policy that provides direction and charts a course of action for a globally competitive Indian industry that leverages skill, scale and technology.

First Published: Mon, November 27 2017. 21:58 IST
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