NEW DELHI: India is looking to lure Chinese MNCs engaged in electrical and electronic manufacturing and textiles to set up plants in the country by showcasing itself as an attractive investment destination with cheap labour and improved economic climate.
The invitation to set up bases in India will be extended to Chinese firms at the India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, scheduled early next month.
Niti Aayog has proposed to rejig the dialogue, first started by UPA-2 in 2010, to reflect the priorities of the NDA government. The focus of the discussions will now be on railways and roads, solar energy, coal gasification, urbanisation, domestic electronic manufacturing and new policy initiatives like coastal employment zones, considering Narendra Modi dispensation's thrust on developing smart cities and upgrading infrastructure to give a push to economic growth.
"Labour wages are 2-3 times lower in India in comparison to China. We would want Chinese MNCs in areas like electrical and electronics and textiles to migrate to India to take advantage," Niti Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya, who will lead the Indian delegation for the dialogue, said.
He argued that since Chinese firms were shifting bases to other countries in order to be more cost effective, India will prove to be an attractive investment destination. This would also help create more employment in the country as well as increase India's exports as these companies also have market links abroad, he added.
Why woo? Just stop importing their items and they will come to India to make.
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India - 1 hour ago
Cant say now as to how it will help . India may get the cheap Chinese tag attached to it. If it maintains Quality it is ok. Or India will suffer later.
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