Australia to be India’s formal showcase for ‘Make in India’

  • M Rajendran, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2014 00:48 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s formal launch of “Make in India” with emphasis on promoting manufacture of indigenous products and talent will be showcased in Australia.

Kalraj Mishra, minister for micro, small and medium enterprises, will invite more than 125 business honchos from Australia. As part of the “Make in India” campaign, the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) will showcase the initiative at an event in Western Austarlia.

“It is an opportunity for India to take forward the “Make in India campaign,” Rita Menon, chairperson, India Trade promotion Organisation, told Hindustan Times.
Australian ministers along with 125 business leaders with interest in agriculture, mining, information technology and handicrafts, will hold parleys with 90 representatives of the MSME sector.

“India is the guest nation at the IGA Perth Royal Show that begins from September 27 to October 4. We expect some of the companies to set shop in a few sectors,” said Menon.

There are immense opportunities for bilateral cooperation in sectors including agriculture, energy, mining, IT services, tourism, automobile, research and development.

ITPO also plans to to set up a “Make in India” pavilion at every fair that is held at Pragati Maidan and its associates, the Chennai Trade Centre and Kolkata.

“There is a huge opportunity and ‘Make in India’ as a permanent feature at ITPO is being explored,” said Menon.

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