Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.
3. Discuss the issues involved in import dependent manufacturing industries, What needs to be done to ensure they tread the path of self-reliance in the country? (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The article talks about the issues facing the manufacturing industry in the country. It highlights the sectors dependent on imports and issues concerning them.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the issues involved in import dependent manufacturing industries, suggest solutions to address their concerns and elaborate on what needs to be done to tread the path of self-reliance.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the current state of manufacturing sector in the country.
To start with, highlight the sectors that are import dependent. Talk about manufacturing sectors like – electrical and electronic industry, pharmaceutical industry etc. Discuss specific issues in these sectors – lack of flexibility in labour laws, high costs and low availability of land and high cost of electricity etc. Suggest solutions to address the problems.
Conclude with way forward.