India to promote manufacturing of some products to boost market share

The government aims to attract foreign investments in pre-identified areas, promote joint ventures and support local businesses to expand India's share of global markets

  
India's Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari displays a book written by him at his office in New Delhi, India August 26, 2015.

India's Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari displays a book written by him at his office in New Delhi, India August 26, 2015.

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NEW DELHI: India's government plans to promote the manufacturing of selected products, especially lines in which China enjoys a big share in the global market, as part of efforts to reduce imports and push exports, a cabinet minister said on Monday.

The government aims to attract foreign investments in pre-identified areas, promote joint ventures and support local businesses to expand India's share of global markets, Nitin Gadkari, India's minister for MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises), told a virtual conference.

"There is an opportunity for India in sectors where China enjoys a big share in the global market," he said.

In the last few months, the government has announced production-linked incentives for manufacturing of electronics, medical devices and pharmaceutical products while putting restrictions on imports of Chinese products.

(Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Kevin Liffey) ((manoj.kumar@thomsonreuters.com; +91 11 4954 8029; Reuters Messaging: manoj.kumar.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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