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Govt to unveil new industrial policy, may entail design & innovation: DIPP

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

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Govt to soon unveil new industrial policy: DIPP Secretary

The government will soon unveil a new which may include a dedicated chapter on the importance of design, a top said Friday.

Highlighting the significance of design and innovation in India's economic progress, of the and Promotion (DIPP) also extended his "full support" to the setting up of a as early as possible.

"We are also bringing out a new soon and we are proposing to include a substantial chapter and paragraphs on the importance of design, and how it should be taken forward," he said at a CII event here.

DIPP, in August last year, floated a draft industrial policy with the aim to create jobs for the next two decades, promote and attract $100 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) annually.

The proposed policy will completely revamp the Industrial Policy of 1991.

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

The DIPP also said that enforcement of intellectual property rights was being improved through better training of police officers and judiciary.

"In principle, the department (DIPP) would like to fully support the setting up of a We can see how it can be done, it can be done through the mechanism of the Design Council," Abhishek said.

First Published: Fri, November 16 2018. 13:15 IST
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