Remove Hindrances to Adopt Manufacturing Policy: Tata

New Delhi
Remove Hindrances to Adopt Manufacturing Policy: Tata
Amid slowdown in industrial growth, Tata Group Chief Ratan Tata today said "hindrances" must be resolved to kick-start National Manufacturing Policy that still awaits green signals from key ministries even after four months of approval by the Cabinet.

Tata, along with other industry leaders, including ITC Chairman and Managing Director Y C Deveshwar and TVS Motor Company CMD Venu Srinivasan, attended the first meeting of the reconstituted National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) here.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Tata said NMCC members discussed ways to remove hindrances and accelerate manufacturing in the country.

Asked what were the roadblocks, he said, "Hindrances in the sense that things need to be resolved. Nothing is unresolvable."

In the absence of notifications by the ministries of labour, environment and finance, the much-publicised NMP has not been made operational even four months after its clearance by the Cabinet.

The policy provides for certain relaxations with regard to environment and labour norms.

Despite the issues, Tata however, sounded optimistic saying, "There may be many roadblocks on the way to make that (NMP) actually implementable but we are on that path and I think its a tribute that a policy has been established and the government intends to stand by it."
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