Mumbai all set for 'Make in India' week

The Make in India week will be inaugurated this weekend by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sparking a renewed sense of pride in the Indian industry.

The event will showcase the potential of design, innovation and sustainability across India’s manufacturing sectors in the coming decade.

The February 13-18 mega event would be held at the MMRDA Grounds at Bandra-Kurla Complex located between the eastern and western suburbs of Mumbai.

On Monday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman will be unveiling the details of the event. The initiative of Centre and the Government of Maharashtra is partnered by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

The ‘Make in India initiative’ was launched globally in September 2014, as part of the Government of India’s renewed focus on invigorating the country’s manufacturing sector. The landmark initiative had a tremendous impact on the investment climate of the country, which is reflected in the significant growth of overall FDI.

According to Kalpana Awasthi, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Government of India, the focus will be on medium and small industries and start-ups. “The six-day event is focused on sectors like defence and aerospace, automobile and auto components, chemicals and petrochemicals, construction equipment, materials and technology, food processing, infrastructure development, IT and electronics, industrial equipment and machinery, pharmaceuticals, textiles and micro, small and medium enterprises,” she said.

On February 13, the prime minister would visit the MMRDA Grounds at BKC, along with Fadnavis and heads of state/governments. Later he will address a gathering of high-profile guests comprising political leaders, policy-makers, industrialists, R&D heads, at the National Sports Club of India, at Worli.
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