Pre budget expectations from manufacturing industry

Mr. Rohit Saboo, President & CEO, National Engineering Industries Ltd.

“The budget 2023 is one of the most awaited budgets with markets keeping a close watch as to what this will bring after almost 3 years since the pandemic struck us, and with elections also approaching. We expect this year’s budget to be growth-oriented with an increased focus on infrastructure spends. We are also keenly looking forward to the government giving a boost to the usage of alternate energy to promote sustainability across sectors, as it is the need of the hour. We believe that the government should also give ample support to R&D to promote localization of manufacturing which will further augment the government’s make-in-India strategy.

The year 2022 also saw a rise in the EV auto segment and 2023 will see it thrive further. We are looking forward to a uniform goods and service tax (GST) levied on the EV components which will give a further boost to the industry.”

Mr. Dilip Sawhney, Managing Director of Rockwell Automation India

“We expect that government will continue its focused approach in boosting the domestic economy holistically by leveraging all possible fiscal tools at their disposal to improve infrastructure, connectivity, logistics, and skills, apart from the all-important aspects of health and education. The manufacturing industry, in particular, is strongly hoping that government will come up with a few additional PLI schemes (apart from strengthening all existing ones) to boost new segments within the manufacturing ecosystem and realize the hon’ble PM’s ambition to make the country a manufacturing hub of the world, by unlocking India’s potential to lead the fourth industrial revolution.

We expect the NIP (National Infrastructure Pipeline) scheme will be more focused to boost growth in related industries resulting in increased employment.

We are also hoping that govt will bring back the earlier scheme under DSIR for weighted tax benefit for R&D expenditure of corporates – this will go a long way in rekindling domestic R&D activities of various industries.”

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