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India leveraging hannover messe for transforming manufacturing; Make in India big hit



India leveraging hannover messe for transforming manufacturing; Make in India big hit



As a part of its ambition to integrate itself with the global manufacturing industry, India is participating in the Hannover Messe 2016 with participation of the country’s top firms in the private and public sector along with a high level official delegation , led by Mr Girish Shankar, Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises Among the participants M/s Apex engineering export organisation, EEPC India is the lead agency for ensuring a measurable success for the country’s participation in the world’s leading technology fair. India had participated in the Hannover Messe last year as the ‘Partner Country’.


Having emerged as the fastest growing economy in the world, India is transforming its manufacturing industry with a clear objective to become an essential part of the global supply chain and is leveraging the renowned Hannover Messe for yet another time for promoting the ‘Make in India’ programme, being steered by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

 Briefing the media at the Hannover Messe last evening, Mr Shankar said India has to take part in the development of a globalised manufacturing environment. “ The ‘Make in India’ is a strategic initiative to reform the manufacturing industry in the country ”. Reaching out to the global technology majors to invest in India with strategic collaborations with Indian industry, the Secretary , Department of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises, said the country is working with a clear vision and strategy to be the world’s preferred manufacturing destination by a series of initiatives like improving ease of doing business, liberalising foreign direct policy in most of the industries, including defence production. The country has recently announced new policy initiatives like pricing freedom for hydrocarbons found in the deep waters.

 He said with a strong domestic demand, India provides an excellent alternative for the global industry with Chinese economy slipping into painful slowdown. A lot of interest is visible at the Hannover Messe for India’s new initiatives in the manufacturing sector.

 As part of strengthening and deepening relationship with the German technology giants, a new progamme ‘ Industry 4.0’ has been unveiled . It is a meeting of real and virtual worlds in manufacturing and involves the full integration of manufacturing technologies and systems to make a 'smart factory'. The smart factory is a highly flexible manufacturing set-up that is digitally interlinked with every aspect of the manufacturing ecosystem, from suppliers to customers.

 Speaking on the occasion, EEPC India Chairman, Mr T S Bhasin said, the Indian engineering industry is taking several steps to move up the value chain and is now getting increasingly into areas like spacecraft components, aero-space, defence production, automobile and railways , among others. “There is a realisation that with prices of commodities like steel and iron ore remaining subdued and subject to cyclical fluctuations, Indian engineering has to invest in R and D and forge new tie-ups with global majors from countries such Germany. India attaches a great importance to Hannover Messe as a global platform which was used last year with India being the Partner Country”.

India will leverage its reputed IT industry to transform manufacturing not only in India but also at the global scale with the new concepts such as smart factory, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things which itself is projected to be USD 15 billion for India by 2020.

 On this occasion, 2 important MoU were also signed. An MoU was signed between Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India & Steinbeis GmbH for desiring to develop cooperation in manufacturing sector. The second MOU was signed between Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India, Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt. Ltd. & FICCI for promoting technology & innovations through WIN India series of events.

 The Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) India is the premier trade and investment promotion organization in India. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and caters to the Indian engineering sector. As an advisory body it actively contributes to the policies of Government of India and acts as an interface between the engineering industry and the Government.

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Automotive Mission Plan



Automotive Mission Plan is in the final stage of launch keeping following salient features in mind:

 (i) The Indian Automotive industry to be a top job creator – 65 million additional jobs.


(ii) The Indian Automotive industry to be the prime mover of Manufacturing sector and “Make in India” Programme.


(iii) The Indian Automotive industry to aim at increasing exports of vehicles by 5 times and Components by 7.5 times.

 (iv) For success of AMP2026, there is a need of coordinated and stable policy regime for the automotive sector.

 (v) Specific interventions are envisaged to sustain and improve manufacturing competitiveness and 
to address challenges of environment and safety.

 This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


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Sick/Loss Making PSUs



The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting held on 22.12.2015 has approved closure of Tungabhadra Steel Products Ltd (TSPL) and subsequently in another meeting held on 06.01.2016 approved the closure of three HMT Companies namely, HMT (Bearings) Ltd, HMT (Chinar Watches) Ltd, and HMT (Watches) Ltd. In respect of other PSU, namely Hindustan Cables Ltd (HCL) the Cabinet Note for closure was sent to CCEA on 01.03.2016 for consideration.

 The five PSUs under closure are:

 (i) Tungabhadra Steel Products Ltd;

 (ii) HMT (Bearings) Ltd;

 (iii) HMT (Chinar Watches) Ltd;

 (iv) HMT (Watches) Ltd; and

 (v) Hindustan Cables Ltd.

 All its 72 employees of TSPL has availed VRS and been relieved on 09.03.2016. All its 30 employees of HMT (CW) has availed VRS and all their dues have been settled. All its 49 employees of HMT (B) has availed VRS and all their dues have been settled. Out of 961 employees in HMT (W), 776 employees has opted for VRS/VSS and out of hese 776, retirement dues have been settled in respect of 487 employees. 185 employees mainly from the Ranibagh unit in Uttarakhand are not yet opted for any options offered.

 This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


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Machine Tool Industry



No license is required for setting up of Machine Tools manufacturing unit in the country. Presently 100% Foreign Direct Investment is allowed through automatic route in Machine Tools Industry. Further, keeping in view the strategic nature of Capital Goods which includes Machine Tools Industry as a very important sub-sector, a Scheme for enhancement of competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods Industry has been launched by the Department of Heavy Industry. Under the said Scheme there is a component of setting up Integrated Industrial Infrastructural facilities (IIFC) for Machine Tools Industry and the proposal of Karnataka Government for setting up the Machine Tools Park near Tumkur has been approved by the Government. This is expected to augment the capacity of machine tool industry in India.

 In addition to IIFC, there is a component of Setting up Centre of Excellence for technology development (CoE) under which setting up of a COE at IIT Madras with six industry partners for development of 11 Machine Tool technologies has also been approved by the Government. Development of advance technology is likely to result in import substitution and increased capacity in domestic manufacturing of Machine Tools.

 Details of the Scheme and its components are available in the Department of Heavy Industry website at dhi.nic.in.

 Government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 5th October, 2015 with M/s. Fraunhofer Society, Germany – an applied research organization of global repute, on technology collaboration in the field of manufacturing including capital goods industry. Machine Tools industry is an important sub-sector of capital goods sector. Under the component of technology acquisition fund programme of the Scheme on “Enhancement of the Competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods Sector” a proposal from HMT Machine Tools Ltd. for joint research and development in the Machine Tool sector with M/s. Fraunhofer Socitey, Germany, has been approved. Two project namely (a) Upgradation of four Guideway CNC Lathe and (b) Acquisition of higher C Axis accuracy of Turn mill Centre in collaboration with M/s. Fraunhofer Socitey, Germany, with project outlays of Rs. 4.4 Crore and Rs. 1.1 Crore respectively have been approved.

 This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


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Ban on Diesel Vehicles



There is no ban on sale of diesel cars in Delhi and NCR. However, Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its order dated 16-12-2015 passed in the case of M C Mehta v/s Union of India has directed that the registration of SUVs and private cars of the capacity of 2000 CC and using above diesel fuel shall stand banned in the NCR up to 31st March 2016. The same was again extended on 31st march 2016 by Hon’ble Supreme Court announcing to take up the matter on 30th April 2016. Implementation of the said order is to be carried out by the State Governments/Union Territories Administrations.

 Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises have not received any such proposal from the auto manufacturers/ dealers.

 It is too soon to understand its impact on the said ban on investment in the country.

 This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


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Skill Development through PSUs



The Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) are engaged in imparting/arranging training and skill development activities through various programmes covering diploma/graduate apprentices, vocational apprentices, non-statutory trainees. This includes on job training to the employees and contract labourers on sustainable basis in association with local ITIs, Polytechnics and other external faculties.

 This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


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Profit Sharing of PSUs

             Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been paying dividend to the Government from the profits earned by the Company.

     The dividend paid to the Government by BHEL during the last three years is as under:-

Finance year
Amount on Cash Basis (Rs. In crores)
2015-16
96
2014-15
318
2013-14
762

             
              This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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