By MT Bureau| Feb 02, 2021

Reactions on Union Budget 2021

Infra Push In The Budget A Big Positive For Tyre Sector: ATMA

A sharper focus on infrastructure, including road infrastructure, through higher budgetary allocations and setting up infrastructure financing institution augur well for several sectors of the economy including those which have been affected by the pandemic-induced disruption, states Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA).

“Government’s reconsideration of Custom Duty Policy aimed at promoting domestic manufacturing is a highly welcome move. Inverted duty structure in the tyre industry has created an uneven playing field and we look forward to the new customs duty structure which will be put in place by Oct 2021”, said K M Mammen, Chairman ATMA.

Allocation of Rs 18K crore to support augmentation of public bus transport services will have a multiplier effect giving a fillip to the tyre sector as well.

Creation of a dedicated Development Finance Institution (DFI) is a very significant move as long gestation infra funding needs long term commitment. In this context, the launch of National Asset Monetisation Pipeline will augment the revenues of the government to fund new infra projects. As wheels of the nation, Tyre industry is all set with increased capacities to aid in the infra development, added Mammen.


Scrappage Policy To Fuel Demand For New Vehicles: Bridgestone India MD


It is a forward-looking budget. The outlay on healthcare and covid vaccination is in the right direction in building health infrastructure and citizen confidence, both of which are very much needed at this stage. The scrappage policy for vehicles was a long-standing demand of the automotive sector and would lead to increased demand, said Parag Satpute, Managing Director, Bridgestone India





Emphasis On Infrastructure Will Help Revive Economy: CMD JK Tyre


‘The Hon’ble Finance Minister has presented a ‘pro-growth’ budget in these unprecedented times, which will give a boost to the Indian economy which is on path to recovery. Rightly, there is a huge emphasis on infrastructure, which will help revive economy as well as generate employment. Finally, the much awaited scrappage policy has been announced, which is a welcome step.  This will increase sale of new vehicles and in turn boost tyre demand.”

“Refocus on healthcare and skill building are very critical for a healthy growth of Aspirant India. The key however is faster implementation of the various important measures announced, which will have a meaningful impact on economy,” said Dr Raghupati Singhania, Vice-President JK Organisation, and, Chairman &  Managing Director of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.




ACMA Welcomes The Budget That Bolsters Indian Economy

ACMA, the apex body representing India’s auto component sector, expressed satisfaction on the measures announced in the Union Budget especially for the focus on health & well-being, infrastructure, inclusive growth, human Capital, Innovation & R&D and reforms in governance.

Thanking the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, Deepak Jain, President ACMA, said, “The vision of an Aatma-nirbhar Bharat enshrined in the Union Budget, coupled with the ‘Sankalp’ of ‘Nation-First’ will be the bedrock to propel us further as we redefine our economy in a post-pandemic world. Significant outlay for vaccination in the country will add to the confidence of a resurgent India.”

“Announcements with regards increased spend on road infrastructure, voluntary scrappage policy, Research & Development and PLI among others, augur well for the automotive sector. Further, continued focus on building rural and agricultural infrastructure and prioritizing agriculture credit growth will have long-term positive impact on rural demand for vehicles”, added Jain. Jain further mentioned, “Increase in basic customs duty on select auto components will encourage local manufacturing of such items. It is also heartening that the budget outlay for the MSME sector has been doubled compared to last year. The auto component industry is dominated by MSME and this will provide them the necessary succour as the industry recovers.”




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