Suman Bery: Make in India revisited

The US experience can illuminate India's manufacturing aspirations

Suman Bery

In a column earlier this year1 I explored the promise and the potential pitfalls of the government's 'Make in India' programme. There I noted a possible tension between the government's goals for manufacturing value-added and its goals for manufacturing employment. While the government's ambitions are focused on improving the share of manufacturing in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through improvements on the supply side, I noted that there was also a need for clear thinking on the demand, both domestic and foreign, for India's manufactured production. I would like to ...