PM meets industrialists

PM meets industrialists

The assurance came at a meeting of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry, attended by Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Sunil Mittal and Rahul Bajaj among others.

“It was a very positive and good interaction with the PM. He listened to all the industry and different aspects and challenges that industry is facing and he (PM) is determined to get back on the growth path,” Piramal Healthcare Director Swati Piramal told reporters after the meeting. The council, has been created for partnership between the government and the business.

From the government side, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, Environment Minister Jayanti Natarajan along with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan took part in the discussion.

Other eminent industrialists who took part in the meeting, included noted banker Deepak Parikh, Infosys founder N Narayana Murthy and Sunil Munjal of Hero Group.
Sources said that the industry leaders raised concerns on reforms such as allowing FDI in multi-brand retail, banking and insurance sectors among others.

It is also understood that the government was asked to fastrack approval of mega projects. The meeting comes amid concerns over India’s industrial output shrinking by 5.1 per cent in October after witnessing a sustained slowdown over the past few months.

The economic growth also slowed down to 6.9 per cent in the July-September period, the lowest over two years.

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