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By  NewsGram Staff Writer

The Central government has announced a national manufacturing policy to enhance the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25% paving the way for 100 million jobs in the coming years.  Nirmala Sitharaman informed that the Government has taken a number of important steps to gear up the manufacturing sector.

An investor facilitation cell has been created to make the investment process easy and accessible for  investors. Make in India’s web-portal will be used for the dissemination of information on twenty five sectors along with details of FDI policy, National Manufacturing Policy, Intellectual Property Rights, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and other National Industrial Corridors.

Fourteen  services cutting across Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Employee’s State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Reserve bank of India and Department of Corporate Affairs have been integrated with the eBiz portal to improve ease of doing business in India.  For trading across borders the requirement of forms has been brought down to three. The process of registration with Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation and Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has been made on line and real-time.

A unified portal for registration of units for LIN, reporting of inspection, submission of returns and grievance redressal has been launched by the Ministry of Labour & Employment.  The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion has advised Ministries and State Governments to simplify and rationalize the regulatory environment through business process reengineering and use of information technology.

A large number of components of Defence Products’ list have been excluded from the purview of Industrial Licensing. Dual use items, having military as well as civilian applications (unless classifieds as defence items) have been excluded from requirement of Industrial Licence from Defence angle.

The application process for Industrial Licence and Industrial Entrepreneur’s Memorandum has been made easy by simplifying the form and making the processes online 24×7. The validity period of Industrial Licence and security clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs has been increased. The process of registration with Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation and Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has been made on line and real-time.

The process of obtaining environment and forest clearances has been made online. Partial commencement of production is being treated as commencement of production of all the items included in the licence.

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President Ram Nath Kovind Worried About The Air Pollution In Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind expresses his concern on air pollution in Delhi

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President Ram Nath Kovind expresses his concern over the air pollution in various parts of the country. Wikimedia Commons

President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed concern over the air pollution in Delhi and neighbouring areas and said that days of smog sometimes give the feeling of doomsday scenario being fast forwarded.

“Many scientists and futurologists have painted doomsday scenarios. On days of smog and poor visibility in our cities, we fear the future might already be here,” the President said while speaking at a meeting with IITians and other technical institutes in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

“This is that time of the year when the air quality of the national capital as well as of many other cities worsens beyond all norms. We are facing a kind of challenge here that we have never faced before,” he added.

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President Ram Nath Kovind says that days of smog sometimes give the feeling of doomsday scenario being fast forwarded. Wikimedia Commons

The President said that hydrocarbon energy changed the face of the world in the last couple of centuries, but “now it is threatening our very existence”. He added that the challenge is compounded for nations battling to bring substantial sections of populations out of poverty. “Yet, we will have to find alternatives”, he said.

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“Many scientists and futurologists have painted doomsday scenarios. On days of smog and poor visibility in our cities, we fear the future might already be here,” the President said expressing concern over the air pollution.

He asked the institutes with their specializations to create sensitivity and awareness among students and researchers towards a common future. (IANS)