White Paper launched for Recommendations on Immediate Technology and Policy Impetus to Make India ATMANIRBHAR

At a virtual event, White Papers prepared by the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) was launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare) on 10th July 2020.

Focus of the launched White Paper

As the global supply chain is mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this also has created a challenge for developed economies to re-position themselves and brought an opportunity for developing economies to position themselves in the Global Manufacturing Hub. By realizing this, India has set the target of achieving ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India)’ by adopting appropriate technology and policy reforms that will provide a thrust to the ‘Make in India’ initiative in the post-COVID-19 era.

The White Papers are on:

  • Focused Interventions for Make in India: Post COVID 19
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: Status, Issues, Technology Readiness and Challenges

Focused Interventions for Make in India: Post COVID-19

Under this, the focus has been made on 5 sectors of the Indian Economy: (i) Medical and Health (ii) Machinery and Manufacturing (iii) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (iv) Electronics (v) Agriculture and Food Processing.

The strengths of each of the five sectors have been discussed by focusing on the current and post COVID-19 market trends and opportunities. Based on these, recommendations have been made for directing India towards Atmanirbhar Bharat by giving the required immediate technology and policy impetus.