Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicManufacturing

Topic: manufacturing

Manufacturing sector’s weak sentiment shows pain ahead for Indian economy

RBI survey shows manufacturing saw slack demand in Q1 of fiscal 2019 even as overall business sentiment deteriorated.

China’s new solar policy may delay India’s panel-making plans

The shift in policy next door is expected to cause a glut in global supplies and thus a fall in prices. With India's high capital cost and corporate taxes, locally made supplies can't compete.

Bizarrely & wrongly, IMF thinks India can become a big power without fixing manufacturing

If the Modi government hopes to accelerate India’s growth rate, and create more jobs and boost fiscal revenues, it will have to make a success of manufacturing.

What India can learn about smartphone manufacturing from Vietnam

More than 10,000 foreign companies—including major global players such as Samsung, Intel, and LG—operate in Vietnam today, mostly in export-oriented, labor-intensive manufacturing. 

India’s companies aren’t as optimistic as its central bank

An RBI survey shows that manufacturing firms are not confident of an increase in domestic demand, even as the central bank predicts higher demand and investment.

Data says India’s industrial production is surging, but some decoding is needed

If taken seriously, India's Index of Industrial Production could give an incorrect impression about the state of affairs across industries to policy makers.

India registers 6.3% growth in July-Sept quarter; breaks five-quarter downward trend

Agriculture sector down 1.7% from 2.3% in previous quarter while manufacturing and construction see growth of 7% and 2.6% respectively.

‘India needs to modernise manufacturing, should not be averse to automation’

Ministers Suresh Prabhu and Piyush Goyal quell fears about job cuts, say technology could create new opportunities.

TALK POINT: What is the future of Make in India in the new era of robots replacing humans in factories?

Maruti Suzuki has one robot for every four factory workers. Firms like Eicher and Bajaj also use robots in a quest for efficiency and cost-cutting. About 100 mln Indians enter the workforce every month. Has India entered the manufacturing race too late? We ask experts Manish Sabharwal, Amitabh Kant, R.C. Bhargava.

On Camera

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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