RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch has said that Self Reliance for Bharat means ‘swadeshi’ (indigenous) only. Swavlamban would be achieved by rejuvenating indigenous industry, including small scale industries, small businesses, artisans, rural industries including food processing industry and other non-farm activities with an aim to generate inclusive growth with impetus on employment.
SJM says, It’s unfortunate that policy makers in the past never posed trust in indigenous talent, resources and knowledge and therefore, over emphasised on public sector and later on foreign capital and MNCs. PM Modi’s recent call that we have to be ‘vocal for local’ is a pleasant departure from the existing policy based on globalisation and liberalisation, especially foreign capital dependent model of development. It is time to revive those local industries that were taken for granted in the era of globalisation. It is also time to usher in economic policies that produce welfare, sustainable incomes, help job creation and, all in all, put faith in the people.
“There are more than 700 MSME clusters in the country. These clusters have a long and prosperous history of industrial development. Many of these industrial clusters lost their sheen due to unfair competition from China and unfair import policies. They have to be supported and strengthened by all means so that they not only create employment opportunities but also produce high quality products in the most economical cost,” it has added.