|Published : 19 Apr 2017, 17:56:32|
Myth and reality of Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign
The decision by Gautam Kumar who had set up a small tech stat-up in Gurgaon, near New Delhi, to shift from “Make in India” to “Make in China, Assemble in India”, depicts the difficulties of realising Mr Modi’s vision that was launched in 2014 amid much fanfare, a global media report indicates.
Kumar’s Yobi Tech provides information about weather conditions.
After graduating from Harvard in 2013, he moved to Gurgaon to launch the company, using highly sophisticated software technology to tap cloud-based analytics to mine multiple global climate models for applying machine learning in order to reach local results, the report said.
Yobi’s weather stations, the report added, cost a fraction of what competitors, including the IMD, have to pay.
Through parts of Yobi’s hardware are not quite impressive, Mr Kumar has been reported to have found it a challenge to find something as simple as a small funnel to collect rainwater in quantity, quality and consistency in India.
Under such circumstances, he says he will probably need to turn to China to source parts as his orders for weather stations multiply, the report said.
Narendra Modi’s much-hyped “Make in India” campaign to create jobs and establish a world-class manufacturing base in India does not fit well in this situation, the report suggests.