FICCI welcomes the roadmap of the new government laid out by Hon’ble President Pranab Mukherjee.

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ficciNew Delhi, June 09, 2014. FICCI welcomes the roadmap of the new government as highlighted by Hon’ble President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the joint sitting of Parliament today.  We are delighted  to note   government’s  commitment towards achievement of high economic growth, with equity and human development”, said Mr. Sidharth Birla, President, FICCI.

Welcoming government’s plan to formulate contingency measures for mitigating inflation while simultaneously addressing supply side bottlenecks and strengthening agri supply infrastructure, Mr. Birla stated, “FICCI has suggested creation of Food Inflation Response & Strategy Team (FIRST) under PMO, which will monitor real time data on food production, stocks and prices and co-ordinate with States rapidly to balance supplies. FICCI has also suggested devising a Comprehensive Agricultural Policy to boost agriculture production and productivity, besides launching a ‘Rainbow Revolution’ for fruits and vegetables across States and replicating ‘White Revolution’ for milk across all States.”

Various measures identified towards achieving maximum governance minimum government by improving public services delivery, including national e-governance plans, usage of social media for participative governance, introduction of Lokpal, building confidence in bureaucracy and enhancing ease of doing business, would help restore the credibility of institutions, improve investor confidence and reignite investment inflow in the country”, said Mr. Birla.

The government’s commitment towards large-scale job creation, through promotion of labour intensive manufacturing, agro-based industries and tourism is noteworthy. We hope the government will soon devise a National Agenda for Job creation across sectors and regions, essential for social development and stability”, said Mr. Birla.

The government’s road map for strengthening social, civic and physical infrastructure is praiseworthy. These measures can unleash the economic potential of our country,” added Mr. Birla.