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‘Make in India’ campaign to be launched in Poland on March 23



‘’Make in India’’, a flagship economic programme aimed at converting India into a major global manufacturing hub, will be launched in Poland on March 23. The campaign will be unveiled by a team of policy makers and industry representatives from India, who will make presentations on the numerous opportunities this programme opens up for Polish companies. This event will be held at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG), Warsaw on March 23 from 0930 hours. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Poland Mr. Janusz Piechocinski will inaugurate the event, expected to be attended by a large number of Polish companies with interest in India.


The ’’Make in India’’ programme was among the issues discussed by Indian Ambassador Ajay Bisaria last week, during his call Deputy Prime Minister Piechocinski. The meeting came in the wake of Mr. Piechocinski’s successful visit to India in January 2015, when he met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in western India. Ambassador called Mr. Piechocinski a ‘’close friend of India and a clear-headed champion of a strong India-Poland partnership’’.


Ambassador also discussed with the Deputy Prime Minister and his team, Indian participation in the Hannover Messe in Germany in April, where India would be the ‘’partner country’’, with India’s Prime Minister co-inaugurating the event along with Germany’s Chancellor. The areas of promise for Indo-Polish cooperation include: coal and mining; agriculture and food processing; e-Economy and information technology; automobiles and auto components; environment and clean technologies. Ambassador Bisaria also briefed Mr Piechocinski on India’s quest for double-digit economic growth, through a series of resolute economic reforms and flagship programmes like ‘’Make in India’’, Digital India, Skill India, River Rejuvenation, Swachh Bharat (Clean India), and the Smart Cities Project. He invited Polish companies to avail of the numerous business opportunities that these programmes are throwing up. Referring to these schemes, Ambassador said that the new government in India had brought a new energy and momentum to the Indian economy which was poised to move on a high growth trajectory. Poland could be a strong partner for India in this process, through Polish technology, innovation and industriousness. The Head of the Commercial Wing, Mr Sanjeev Manchanda, said, ’’these are exciting times for economic and commercial relations between the two countries with a series of events planned like India’s participation in European Economic Congress in April and the Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation scheduled in Warsaw in May.


Warsaw, March 20, 2015