manufacturing sector in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

CCI approves joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford Motor

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has recently approved the formation of Joint Venture (JV) between Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford Motor and the transfer of automotive business of Ford India to the JV. The new venture to be formed would acquire the automotive business of Ford India Pvt Ltd (FIPL), which is a wholly-owned ..

GDP estimated 5.0 per cent in First Advance Estimates of National Income 2019-20

In accordance with the release calendar of National Accounts, the First Advance Estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on Tuesday, 7th January 2020, the corresponding estimates of Expenditure components of GDP was implemented along with the First Advance Estimates ..

 Manufacturing Sector improves in December 2019

The London based Global information provider, IHS Markit Limited has reported that the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) of the Indian Manufacturing Sector has risen to 52.7 percent in the last month of 2019. According to the IHS Markit Company, India’s PMI in manufacturing sector during the year 2019 was: 51.2 percent in November, 50.6 percent ..

Import Substitution

Import substitution is an aggressive economic policy employed by emerging economies to promote domestic production and self-sufficiency in many sectors. It is also seen as a means to reduce dependency on developed nations. IS seeks to provide added protection to domestic industries via tariffs, import quotas, government loans at subsidised rates of interest. This encourages ..

Overemphasis on services sector

India’s economy is dominated by the service sector which forms the largest share in GDP.  While the service sector contributes 56%, manufacturing sector contributes only 16% to the GDP, as per 2011 data. The share of services has been increasing over the years while that of manufacturing has stagnated . Even though the government has ..