CII Industry Voice
Speaking on Prime Minister Modi's interaction with Chief Ministers on management of the Covid pandemic, Mr T V Narendran, President, CII said, "Hon’ble Prime Minister's strong emphasis on maintaining the momentum of the economy with all due measures to tackle the pandemic is most relevant to minimise damage to livelihoods. He has urged state governments to take local containment measures while considering economic restrictions which is very much in line with CII recommendations. In a recent letter to Chief Ministers, CII had suggested a containment strategy based on micro zones, as small areas demarcated by district administrations, such as mohallas, neighbourhoods, villages, talukas, etc. to monitor and manage the outbreak. By exhorting Chief Ministers to focus on local containment, economic activities will remain protected and jobs will be preserved. CII will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Central and State Governments to battle the pandemic, build healthcare infrastructure and ensure vaccination." 
Mr T V NarendranPresident, CII 2021-22

“Coming close on the heels of the National Infrastructure Pipeline and the National Monetisation Plan, the Gati Shakti vision would underscore the primacy of place accorded by the Prime Minister to develop world class infrastructure facilities which is crucial to improve business sentiment and speed up the country’s vision to emerge as a US$ 5 trillion economy in near future”. 
Mr T V NarendranPresident, CII 2021-22

“The launch of PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan will be a gamechanger for industry and would harness the potential of Industry in line with the PM’s vision of scale and speed. The Plan is laserlike in its makeover of India’s infrastructure and is expected to impart significant impetus to national development”. 
Mr T V NarendranPresident, CII 2021-22

Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech comprehensively outlined a strategic economic vision that embraced various critical sectors of the economy. The proposed Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti program of Rs 100 lakh crores promises to converge infrastructure, manufacturing and competitiveness to drive India’s future growth and create employment. His words on manufacturing quality to build pride in Indian products were timely with a renewed thrust on the mission.
Mr T V NarendranPresident, CII 2021-22

CII welcomes the launch of e-RUPI, a payment mechanism which looks to ensure that the Government can extend monetary support to citizens without involvement of intermediaries. Also, the part of guaranteeing the payment to the service provider for the services rendered is a step in the right direction. The voucher system will enable all beneficiaries, including feature phone-users, to benefit through this mechanism. It will also be an excellent tool for the corporates, through which they can extend employee and community welfare schemes.
Mr T V NarendranPresident, CII 2021-22

The announcements by the Hon’ble Prime Minister today are welcome moves in the critical task of ensuring quick rollout of vaccines. Centralisation of procurement will ensure uniformity of procurement prices and create bandwidth among states to manage inoculation of their adult populations. This would also ensure an equitable allocation of vaccines in states and was a key ask of CII too. Making the vaccines available for all the eligible population free of cost will go a long way in protecting the citizens and resuming normal economic activities at the earliest.
Mr. T V NarendranPresident, CII (2021-22)

Given the current pandemic situation, safeguarding lives is of utmost priority and nationwide maximal response measure at the highest level is called for to cut the transmission links. The healthcare infrastructure and supply build-up are being undertaken on emergency basis by the governments at the centre and states, but will take time. At this critical juncture when toll of lives is rising, CII urges the strongest national steps including curtailing economic activity to reduce suffering. Healthcare and frontline workers are giving their best efforts to tackle the influx of patients, but it may not be possible to manage escalating caseloads with the present medical talent availability. We must heed expert advice on this subject – from India and abroad. Highest response measures are needed to break the chain of contagion and also use the time to rapidly build up capacity.   
Mr Uday KotakPresident, CII, 2020 - 21

At this juncture, CII calls for quick action to be taken by the Government on ‘whatever it takes’ to ramp up production, supply and distribution of vaccines. Strict following and enforcement of safety and hygiene protocols by all sections of society is absolutely critical. CII has committed itself to working strongly with Government and industry to arrest the second phase of Covid. CII would continue to regularly interact with industry members and community at large with key messages to combat the coronavirus situation.
Mr Uday KotakPresident CII, 2020 - 21

Delivering on her promise of unveiling a ‘Budget Like No Other’, the Finance Minister announced a raft of prudent measures aimed at rejuvenating government spending towards critical areas of increasing allocation on infrastructure expansion, education, housing and health as India rolls out a vaccine drive to inoculate 1.3 billion people. Laying down the vision for providing further fillip to the government’s flagship Atmanirbhar Bharat Programme by spelling out the measures under the critical six pillars, the Budget ticked all the right boxes which would strengthen the path of recovery of the economy. This is a budget catering to all aspects of lives, livelihoods and growth.
Mr Uday KotakPresident CII, 2020 - 21

The new PLI policy is transformational and timely and will facilitate India becoming a global manufacturing hub. The policy is strategically targeted and will go a long way to boost production, make Indian goods competitive and expand exports as part of global value chains. It identifies the right sectors and products across core industries, labour-intensive manufacturing, and export-oriented sectors as well as advanced technology products. A futuristic and progressive policy, the PLI scheme stands to ensure that India reaches the top echelons of global manufacturing nations and would help in driving an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. CII compliments Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi and his Government on this strategic decision which sets a new era for Make in India.
Mr Uday KotakPresident CII, 2020 - 21

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