Opportune time for the Indian Industry to contribute towards “AtmaNirbhar Bharat”-echoes Members of Parliament

No.PR-205 August 12, 2020 New Delhi Opportune time for the Indian Industry to contribute towards “AtmaNirbhar Bharat”-echoes Members of Parliament PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised an Interactive Video Session with Hon’ble Members of Parliament – “AtmaNirbhar Bharat – Way Forward” on 12th August 2020. Mr. Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to G20/G7, Hon’ble Member of Parliament& Chief Guest for the Session, highlighted that it is the responsibility of every citizen of the country to support the clarion call of our Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to make India Atmanirbhar or self-reliant, it will not only assist in nation building but all will ensure the inclusion of every citizen at national state district and even at village level in economic prosperity of India. Ms. Sunita Duggal, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Sirsa, Haryana), lauded the steps and measures taken by current Government which have helped in percolation of the benefits of the various schemes to the actual beneficiaries and the needy. She felt that the farmers must also look at exploring opportunities in horticulture and should also reap the benefits that can offered by techniques like crop rotation, such initiatives will also assist in boosting of Indian agri- exports to the world. Shri Ramesh Bidhuri, MP-Lok Sabha, South Delhi, NCT of Delhi said that a self-reliant farmer is fundamental to the vision of a self-reliant India. Agriculture plays a very crucial role in Aatmanirbhar Bharat. It continues to be the source of livelihood for majority of the population. Agriculture sector accounts for about 15 per cent of the GDP and provides livelihood for more than 50 per cent of the population. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is a National Mission on Financial Inclusion which has an integrated approach to bring about comprehensive financial inclusion. Shri Vinod Kumar Sonkar, MP-Lok Sabha, Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh mentioned that the MSME sector is the most vibrant and dynamic industrial sector contributing of more than 30% of GDP. Multiple government policies and decisions emphasize that the MSME sector will act as the bedrock for economic revival. With the conversations gaining momentum, it is an opportunity for the MSME sector to capitalize on the ‘Make in India’ and there is ample scope for the MSME sector to identify areas for local production of goods right from raw material to the finished product. Shri Anurag Sharma, MP-Lok Sabha, Jhansi, UP apprised about the role of the Government to implement Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s initiative to make India as “self-reliant”. He mentioned that in Jhansi district, the government has set up defence industrial corridors which will reduce India’s reliance on imports and promote exports and mentioned about the policies to address the requirement of APIs in short & medium term which will make our country self-reliant. The API needs to be scaled up to a level where the production is viable. Uttar Pradesh government set up industrial parks for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in most industrialized districts. States have also encouraged promoting such units in a bid to help the economy recover from the disruption. Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant, MP-Lok Sabha, Mumbai-South, Maharashtra, added that the Government should also be focusing on furthering empowering the public sector enterprises and focus intensely on doubling the farmers income. Shri Tirath Singh Rawat, MP-Lok Sabha, Garwal, Uttrakhand, lauded the efforts of the Government for launching the new education policy which will pave the way for the overall development of the youth of the nation. Dr. D.K. Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI while welcoming Mr. Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to G20/G7 & Hon’ble Member of Parliament and other Hon’ble Members of Parliaments for the session highlighted that India’s unique advantages in terms demographic dividend, technological advancements, availability of skilled manpower will immensely contribute in making India self-reliant. Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Senior Vice President, PHDCCI while thanking the Hon’ble Members of Parliament for joining the session highlighted the various contributions made by the members of the Chamber towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. Mr. Pradeep Multani, Vice President, PHDCCI while delivering the formal Vote of Thanks thanked all the Members of Parliament for the immense contributions made by them and requested them for a regular interaction with the members of PHDCCI in achieving the goals set for all in building an Atamanirbhar Bharat. Multani Pharmaceuticals & Radico Khaitan were the strategic partners for the session. The session was attended by over 100 delegates including Senior Managing Committee Member of PHDCCI other Industry Members, Mr Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General PHDCCI. The session was moderated by Mr Naveen Seth, Principal Director, PHDCCI. Ends Media Division PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry