Source: Economic Times

The country needs to improve basic infrastructure and ensure a favourable business environment for the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious “Make in India” programme, noted industrialist Rahul Bajaj said today.

Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of an event here organised by Indore Management Association, he said government needs to provide growth opportunities, fair labour policies and speedy environmental clearances to make India a global manufacturing hub as envisioned by Modi.

Indore Management Association felicitated Bajaj with the lifetime achievement award.

Appreciating efforts made by the Prakash Javadekar-led environment ministry, Bajaj said the government has been moving in the right direction.

Bajaj hoped the ensuing Budget would be growth-oriented and provide stimulus to employment. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would table Budget on February 28.

On the government’s flagship employment scheme, MNREGA, he said the government must come up with a scheme that would give permanent employment for villagers.