'Make In India' has to be made successful, says Anand Mahindra

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: Sep 26 2014, 02:33am hrs
Anand MahindraMahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra today said every citizen would have to play a part in making 'Make In India' project successful. (Reuters)
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra today said every citizen would have to play a part in making Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Make In India' project successful.

"We have to make this (project) work. We all have to do our bit," Mahindra told reporters, responding to a question on the ambitious 'Make in India' project during the launch of the new generation Scorpio vehicle here.

"It is not about whether it is possible. It has to be made possible," he said, adding that,"We are not going to get any more chances. I think India has been given one more chance after disappointing the world".

"I am very delighted to say that we are first of the block. This vehicle will make us proud not only in India, but also validate Make in India, around the world," he said.

On support that the auto industry is looking at from the government, Mahindra said that the government needs to simplify regulations, among other things.

"There are a plethora of regulations. What is happening is that, when you want to make a new investment in India, it is not just about the land or power, it is also about regulations which may impede manufacturing," he said.

"What really needs to be done which I hope India will do, is help join the dots. We need to see how the single window and the deadline for providing answers to queries work," Mahindra said.