In a message sent by Mahendra Agrawal, President, ADCTA , he told DQ Channels that a few days ago, CTI had sent a letter to Piyush Goyal, the Minister, Industry and Commerce and urged him to ban more Chinese apps including PUBG for Data security reasons. In a further conversation, he clarified that ADCTA is a part of CTI and represents Nehru Place in CTI. ADCTA is the founding member of CTI and Mahendra Agrawal has been the VP of CTI in the past. In a further conversation, Mahendra Agrawal also elucidated his vision of the Make in India and Digital India. Following are the excerpts of this conversation –
On Make in India
The majority of the people are still living in villages. There should be small scale industry in every block so that the people in villages can get jobs. They should get rebate in tax for setting up industries and they should get loan at low rates. Only then most people will be able to get jobs or set up small scale industries.
Majority of IT products are imported. In order to make Make in India successful, it is essential to encourage and help people to set up small scale IT products manufacturing unit in every corner of India. Unless this happens, we can’t boycott imported IT products.
The Make in India entrepreneurs should get all NOC in a single window, they should get plots of land to set up their manufacturing units and the inspector Raj should be ended.
On How the Manufacturing Units can be Funded
As it happens in China, the government should invite investors from abroad and ask them to set up manufacturing units here and they should be helped by the government. There should be a single tax and the entrepreneurs should not have to go to different departments for NOC. Unless the process of setting up manufacturing units is simplified, Make in India will only be a dream. The entrepreneurs should be helped in their ventures.