India - Partner In Growth
Welcome to the December 21, 2017  bulletin of key policy decisions and high-impact news, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington DC.
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Minister: India is Right Candidate for Special WTO Treatment

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said that India is the right candidate for special and differential treatment by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Special and differential treatment is an integral part of the WTO, Prabhu says, and reflects the reality that some countries have low per capita income that cannot be ignored.  

PM Modi Commits $13 Billion for New Roads

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has committed $13 billion in the next two to three years to build a network of highways and roads in the northeastern region of India. Recommended By Colombia
"Lack of connectivity is one of the biggest hurdles in the path of development of the northeastern region," Modi said. "We aim for a transformation by transportation through investment in infrastructure in the region."

India to Have First National Employment Policy

India will soon have its first national employment policy that will outline a comprehensive road map for creation of quality jobs across sectors through economic, social and labor policy interventions. The multi-pronged employment policy will include incentives for employers to create more jobs, reforms to attract enterprises and help for medium and small-scale industries, which are major job providers.

FM Jaitley Calls for Radical Reforms in Judiciary, Education