Make In India Challenge
The hidden charge is whether the call is simply to invite external expertize and capital and use local, low cost labor. If one were to glance at the barrage of tweets from various Government of India ministries even remotely connected to Industry, Manufacturing, Electronics etc., that charge may appear to be true! Sample this:
'A big boost to #MakeInIndia: US based UTC Aerospace Systems gets FAA nod to manufacture aircraft parts in India' - http://t.co/1HaUuUZLCbOr this:
— Make in India (@makeinindia_) February 4, 2015
'French pharma major Sanofi to invest INR 460 Cr. to make insulin in India' - More at http://t.co/fVyBEYk5dG #pharmaceuticals #MakeInIndiaThis has to change. Boost to enabling local invention should be the topmost priority of any government. Perhaps the call should have been 'Invent In India'. Perhaps, one of the many nuances of the Prime Minister's call for 'Make In India' does include 'Invent In India' and maybe he should explicitly say it out loud.
— Make in India (@makeinindia_) January 31, 2015
Perhaps, the Prime Minister should start asking how many engineering faculty are engaged research and development linked to local technology companies instead of questionable and often dubious 'research'. That is the challenge!
I could tell you the answer but let him first ask that question!