12th Five Year Plan - India - Manufacturing Sector Plans and Initiatives
Planning Commission of India is appointing various groups and holding various meetings to develop the background for planning the projects to support manufacturing sector of India in 12th Fiver year plan.
The government has set up ten working groups headed by industry captains and senior bureaucrats to implement the ambitious plan for increasing the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25% by 2025.
The working groups are part of Planning commission's steering group on manufacturing headed by Arun Maira, Member Planning Commission.
Business -Government Relationship - Arun Maira
Clusters and Zones - R.P.Singh
Export-oriented Policies - Rahul Khullar
Green Mechanism - Jamshed Godrej
Human Resources - R.C. Bharagava
Land and Water - B. Muthuraman
National Mfg. and Investment zones- R.P. Singh
MSME Policies - Uday Kumar Varma
Public Sector Enterprises - S.K. Roongta
Technology - Arun Maira
( http://www.financialexpress.com/news/ten-working-groups-formed-to-increase-share-of-manufacturing-in-gdp-by-2025/813138/0 )
13 April 2011
Steering committe of Industry held its first meeting under the chairmanship of Shri Arun Maira on 13.4.2011.
( Summary record of the meeting http://www.mines.nic.in/writereaddata%5CContentlinks%5C4847b31a7ddb488892fcdea6068599a1.pdf )
Regarding human resources the following issues were highlighted.
HRD & Skill Resources for Indian Manufacturing
- Lack of talent and non-availability of quality manpower of requisite skill had greatly crippled the domestic manufacturing. One of the major factors for this has been acontinuous drift of quality manpower towards the service sectors with lucrative emoluments like IT, financial services etc. The same should be viewed as low value addition by highly-skilled work force. It would be essential to bring back the attractiveness of the domesticmanufacturing sector so as to retain talent and technical manpower.
- The overarching issue of talent crunch in domestic manufacturing could be resolved by some incentivization.
- For a vibrant manufacturing sector, the country should make a concerted effort to have alarge pool of efficient manufacturing managers in place of mere technical personnel withtraditional skill sets.
- Labour productivity is important implement for manufacturing sector to combat fierce competition. On this count, reasons for its wide-scale variance from one state to anotherstate need to be gone into and prescribe appropriate measures to have a uniform and efficient labour productivity regime all over the country.
31 May 2011
Steering committe of Industry held its second meeting under the chairmanship of Shri Arun Maira on 31.5.2011.
( Summary record of the meeting http://mines.nic.in/writereaddata/filelinks/c3bd2fd8_NOTICE.pdf )
Mr. Olivier Scalabre, a partner in BCG gave a presentation to the group on manufacturing in China in the meeting.
Development of Technology: China emphasizes technology absorption and pays special attention to this aspect. Import items are localized with technology transfer agreemnt in a short time frame. The transfer of technology is being hastened and now it is being done shorter time frames, within 5 years. China also invests heavily on Research and Development (R&D) that helps in absorption of technology and it has also reduced China's dependence on import of technology from western countries.
Interview and views of Shri Arun Maira, Member Planning Commission on NDTV on 23 March 2010
Recommendation Memoranda and Suggestions by Industry Associations
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