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Anand Sharma and Jayanti Natrajan Discuss National Manufacturing Policy Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Thursday, 21 July 2011
New Delhi: The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma met the Minister of State (Environment & Forests), Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan, here today in light of the environmental concerns regarding the proposed National Manufacturing Policy.

After his meeting with the Minister, Sharma said that the two Ministers have reached an understanding to fast-track the resolution of the issues and putting up the policy before the Cabinet as soon as possible.

The Minister said “we had a good discussion on many matters one is related to industry and second about manufacturing policy. I think we are in a position now to move forward for taking final view in the matter.”

Mandatory CSR, Sequential Approvals to be Revisited

The two Ministers also discussed the issue raised during the recent industry consultations by Shri Sharma. The industry consultations threw up the issue of CSR initiatives being mandatory for environment clearances. Both the Ministers agreed that the issue merits a fresh look. Shri Sharma also raised the issue of delay caused by the sequential approval for industrial and environmental clearances and stressed the need for revisiting the procedure. It may be noted that last week Shri Sharma met the industry leaders and the consultations brought out the industry concerns over the environmental issues.

Committee for Revival of Tirupur Units Announced

Shri Anand Sharma announced the formation of a Committee under Secretary (Textiles) for the issue of closure of textile units in Tirupur where a very large number of people lost their livelihood when Tamil Nadu High Court ordered these units to be closed over environmental regulations. Mr Sharma said that there is a need to find an interim short-term solution to reopen these units and the committee will also work for finding an enduring long-term solution. The Secretary Textile Ms Rita Menon visited the Tirupur on Monday to review the situation on the spot.

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