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National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry
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a)      Mr Praful Patel, Union Minister of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises has pitched for incentivizing capital goods, particularly for exports to strengthen the manufacturing base  in the country.

 

b)     The minister  was  responding  to a point raised by Mr Ajay S Shriram, Vice President,  Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to incentivize the capital goods exports,  at the “National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry” organized by CII today in Delhi.  Strengthening of manufacturing sector, particularly the capital goods sector, he said would bring down the heavy dependence on imports. “Look at the defence industry, where we have to import almost everything, which entail a huge outgo of resources. We have to develop such facilities domestically and it is possible given our raw material base and talented pool of technocrats,” he added.

 

c)      Referring to the breakthrough achieved by the auto sector in developing the manufacturing base in the country, the minister said that now all major brands are manufactured in the country. The auto industry , he stressed, would grow further and give the much needed cushion to the manufacturing sector to grow further to achieve its potential.

 

d)      Mr Patel observed that for the capital goods industry to grow, it is important to have a quality input and intermediate sector. In this regard, he referred to the need for uninterrupted power supply and quality inputs like steel. He hoped that installation of nuclear power plants, which are environmentally sound, would help meeting the huge power demands of  the capital goods industry. Equally significant is empowering the Indian industry to manufacture all kinds of steel needed for the manufacturing sector, which is presently being imported in large quantities.

 

e)      The Minister also underscored the need for India emerging as a manufacturing hub for capital goods industry not only for meeting the domestic demand but also for exports. Countries like China are giving utmost importance to exports of capital goods by giving attractive incentives. “Similarly, we have to evolve a holistic approach that should address the challenges of the  industry. What is important is to dovetail the capabilities of both private and public sector to calibrate our maturing into a manufacturing hub,” he added.

 

f)       Addressing the gathering, Mr OP Rawat, Secretary Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and & Public  Enterprises, Government of India, referred to the exercises being done by his department to give a boost to the capital goods industry. A proactive policy package is being drawn up and would be announced very soon, he added.

 

g)     Exhorting the industry to opt for a cyclical model of manufacturing rather than depending on the linear model, which it was following, the Secretary observed that there should be sharp focus on R& D and innovation to make a dent in the capital goods industry. “The effective reflexes that are coming from various quarters should be transformed into tangible results in terms of innovation both for products and processes,” he added.

 

h)      Mr Ajay Shriram, Vice President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in his presentation, underscored three major steps to be taken to develop the capital goods industry. These included creation of manufacturing clusters in select areas, stress on capital goods exports and technology transfer and creating manpower for catering to the capital goods sector.

 

i)        Elaborating further on these points, Mr Shriram said that special enclaves have to be created for capital goods manufacturing, which should have world class infrastructure and a strong supply chain for sourcing the raw materials and intermediate goods as also for lifting the manufactured goods to be supplied to various destinations. He also mentioned that certain thrust areas in capital goods sector should be identified for incentivizing for export purposes. In this regard, he mentioned that CII is drawing up various schemes that can help augment the capital goods production in the country but also its exports. He added that the growth of the capital goods sector should be well over 25 per cent to enable the GDP to grow 3 to 4 per cent over the present rate of growth.

 

j)        The CII’s perspectives on the prospects and challenges of the capital goods industry were given by Mr S Unnikrishnan, Chairman, CII National Committee on Capital Goods Industry, Mr K V Venkataramanan, Chairman, CII Manufacturing Council and Mr B Prasada Rao, Chairman, CII Council of PSE’s.  All emphasized the multiplier effect of capital goods sector in overall growth.  While the issues and action agenda were well captured in the BCG-CII report  ‘Capital Goods – A call for Action’, in their presentations, they have further stressed the need for uninterrupted power supply, availability of adequate and quality of inputs and funds, addressing SME specific issues,  strong governmental support for boosting the sector and a creative and efficient private public partnership.

 
Description

CII organized CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry on 26 November, 2012 at New Delhi.

 

The Conference had a six-fold focus:-

1. To look at the opportunities arising in some of the new sunrise sectors like Defence, Shipbuilding, Ports etc which are opening up to the private sector.
2. To relook at the investments being made in different sectors of the economy whose growth in turn affects the capital goods industry.
3. To analyse the targets achieved in XI plan and investments planned in XII plan and identify the gaps for seeking remedial measures for future.
4. To provide interface with policy makers on the future growth trends in the sector and the required policy environment
5. To provide an opportunity for the industry to interact with the users and showcase their capabilities.
6. To highlight the issues pertaining to the sector

Knowledge Resources
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Mr M S Unnikrishnan, Chairman, CII National Committee on Capital Goods and Engineering delivering welcome remarks at the inaugural session of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Mr K VenkataramananChairman, CII Manufacturing Council addressing at the inaugural session of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Mr B Prasada Rao, Chairman, CII Council on PSE’s addressing at the inaugural session of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Mr Ajay S Shriram, Vice President, CII delivering special address at the inaugural session of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Mr O P Rawat, Secretary-Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India addressing at the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry
Mr Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises, Government of India delivering inaugural address at the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry
Mr M S Unnikrishnan, Chairman, CII National Committee on Capital Goods and Engineering delivering concluding remarks at the inaugural session of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Session Moderator Mr Sharad Verma, Partner & Director, BCG (Boston Consulting Group) delivering opening remarks at the Plenary Session I: Panel Discussion-Factors to make Capital Goods Industry Globally Competitive and the National Manufacturing Policy as an enabler of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Mr Sharad Verma, Mr Ajay Shankar and Mr K Venkataramanan at the penal discussion on “Factors to make Capital Goods Industry Globally Competitive and the National Manufacturing Policy as an enabler”.
Factors to make Capital Goods Industry Globally Competitive and the National Manufacturing Policy as an enabler - An Open House Discussion
Session Moderator Mr M S Unnikrishnan, Chairman, CII National Committee on Capital Goods and Engineering delivering open remarks at the Plenary Session II: “Reality check on the XII Five Year Plan and Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry” of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Mr Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission delivering keynote address views on XII plan & expectation from industry at the Plenary Session II: “Reality check on the XII Five Year Plan and Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry” of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Mr P K Agarwal, Chief Mechnical Engineer DLW delivering special address on investment by the railways at the Plenary Session II: “Reality check on the XII Five Year Plan and Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry” of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Mr Amit Cowshish, Former Financial Advisor (Acquisition) & Additional Secretary and Member, Defence Procurement Board, Ministry of Defence delivering requirement by the defence sector at the Plenary Session II: “Reality check on the XII Five Year Plan and Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry” of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Reality check on the XII Five Year Plan and Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry - An Open House Discussion
Session Moderator Mr Vivek Bhatia, Principal, BCG (Boston Consulting Group) delivering opening remarks at the Parallel Session I: “Investment, Challenges and Opportunities for the Heavy & other electrical equipment sector” of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Investment by PGCIL - A Presentation by Mr Pankaj Kumar, Executive Director (SEF, CF & ERP), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
Mr Ramesh D Chandak, Managing Director & CEO, KEC International Ltd delivering "Capabilities of the Manufacturers and their challenges" at the Parallel Session I: “Investment, Challenges and Opportunities for the Heavy & other electrical equipment sector” of the CII National Conference on Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry.
Transmission and Distribution : Role of Indian Electrical Equipment in the XII Year Plan - A Presentation by Mr Ajay Bhardwaj, Chief Operating Officer, Sterlite Grid Ltd
Challenges for growth of the Industry by Mr Shailesh Mishra, Director (Strategy and Marketing- India Region), Alstom T&D India Ltd
Investment, Challenges and Opportunities for the Heavy & other electrical equipment sector - An Open House Discussion
Emerging Opportunities for the Capital Goods Industry / Opportunities and challenges in the BTG space by Mr Arun Bruce, Principal, BCG (Boston Consulting Group)
Investment by NTPC - A Presentation by Mr K K Sharma, Executive Director (Project Planning & Monitoring), National Thermal Power Corp Ltd
Overview of the Power sector & opportunities for the manufacturers by Mr Praveer Sinha, Chief Executive, Officer and Executive Director, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd
Capabilities & challenges of Equipment Supplier by Mr Deepak Chopra, Chief Operating Officer, Thermax Babcock & Wilcox Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd
Power projects & opportunities for BTG - An Open House Discussion
 
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