Make in India


“Make in India”  is an initiative of the Government of India, to encourage companies to manufacture their products in India. It was launched by Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, on 25 September 2014. The Government of India has identified 25 key sectors of the economy for development, job creation, reforms and skill enhancement.  The identified sectors are: automobiles, chemicals, bio-technology, IT, construction, pharmaceuticals,  textiles, ports,  aviation, leather, tourism and hospitality, wellness, railways, roads & highways,  defence machinery, auto components, design manufacturing,  renewable energy,  mining,  bio-technology, oil & gas,  food processing, electrical machinery, media & entertainment and electronics. The broad objectives of the initiative  are  to  facilitate investment,  foster innovation, increase  GDP growth,  tax revenue,  build high quality manufacturing infrastructure, protect intellectual property and attract high-end technology  in India in the identified sectors.


The Government of India has designed an interactive portal www.makeinindia.com, which gives detailed information on opportunities in specific  sectors, incentives offered and guidance to specific queries by potential investors.  An Investor Facilitation Cell (IFC) has been created within this programme to offer all services,  right from the pre-investment phase, execution and post investment phases; provide information/data analysis to interested companies and fixing  meetings/appointments to potential foreign investors.  


Under the “Make in India” initiative, the Government of India is developing the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) as a global manufacturing and investment destination. It is also proposed to create 24 smart sustainable cities in the DMIC, where manufacturing will be the key economic driver.  The manufacturing cities will provide international and domestic investors with a diverse set of vast investment opportunities. The initial phase of the new cities is expected to be completed by 2019.


Enquiries and requests for assistance may be addressed to the Commercial Representative in the Embassy of India  at com.astana@mea.gov.in.