New Delhi: The government sought views from the industry on Wednesday about the existing national design policy and has declared its intention to come out with an updated policy before August 15, 2023. In this context, Department for Promotion of Industry, and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Secretary Anurag Jain said that an updated policy will be good for the country. While addressing the CII’S India Design Summit, he said, “We need to probably update our policy before August 15, 2023. We should try to come out with an updated design policy.” He also suggested to the industry body to form a small group and recommend possible changes in the policy.
National Design Policy
The National Design Policy was approved by the government in February 2007. Its objectives include the promotion of Indian design through a well-defined and managed regulatory, promotional and institutional framework and setting up of specialised design centres or innovation hubs for different sectors.
PM Gati Shakti is transforming the way infrastructure is planned & designed in country: Jain
Emphasising on PM Gati Shakti initiative, Jain said that it is transforming the way infrastructure is planned and designed in the country. “On October 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Gati Shakti – National Master Plan that aimed at developing an integrated infrastructure to reduce logistic costs. All logistics and connectivity infrastructure projects, entailing an investment of over Rs 500 crore, are routed through the network planning group constituted under the PM Gati Shakti initiative. Over 1,900 layers have been added in the PM Gati Shakti portal,” Jain said. He also stated that it is helping in reducing the time taken for the preparation of detailed project reports.
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