File photo of Nitin Gadkari. (Photo Credit-PTI)
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that more research needs to be done to identify such products, which can be manufactured in the country.
- January 16, 2021, 7:07 PM IST
He said that industries and industry associations need to do more research to identify these options, so that imports can be curbed. Addressing a virtual meeting on Friday, Gadkari said that instead of importing components, the industry should help vendors find an alternative made in their country.
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Addressing an event organized by the Maratha Accelerator for Growth and Incubation Council (Magic), Gadkari said that the industry should support and help its vendors, so that they can produce all the components in the country itself.Also read- New Traffic Rule: These rules will be applicable on the back seat of the car and on the bike, you will have to give fine if you do not follow
He said that in the beginning, the price of alternative parts may be 10 to 20 percent more, but when they start being produced on a large scale, then they will be available at a cheaper price. He said that the time has come when we should explore the domestic import option. It will also be cost-efficient and pollution-free.