A subsidy-tariff-permit raj?

If each PLI scheme is to be run by different ministries it's easy to envisage a hydra-headed bureaucracy

economic recovery, revival, economy, growth, gdp, market
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Shankar Acharya
Over the past three years, our import tariffs have been increased in stages to protect and support a large number of our manufacturing sub-sectors, thus reversing over 25 years of trade liberalisation undertaken by successive governments. Now, there is a new game in policy town. It’s called production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes. The avowed goal is to boost manufacturing production in chosen sectors, both for domestic and export markets. The scheme got its big launch in April 2020 in the sub-sectors of mobile handsets and specified electronic components, as well as medical devices and active pharmaceutical ingredients. But, it had been
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First Published: Nov 26 2020 | 1:36 AM IST

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