With the budget having a severe impact on the Indian manufacturing sector, the cover story of this month’s issue looks at whether the FM has missed the mark while trying to appease the manufacturing sector by analysing industry titans’ reaction, and the benefit the budgetary announcement will have on the infrastructure sector, MSMEs and automotive industry. Development in these sectors will no doubt have a positive impact on the rural sector. This in turn will spur the commercial vehicles growth as predicted in OEM Corner. The Auto Expo’s success in being an event that reflects the current path of the auto industry and the demonstration of the companies strength and innovation capabilities is discussed in the Special Report. The report also looks at how EV launches mean more for a company that is vying to become an end-to-end solution provider for EVs. Newer materials and technologies can make the movement of cars a smoother and luxurious affair. Observes our Techno Trends and Auto Accessories sections. Industry leaders offer their views on how the industry can progress better by taking into account the needs and demands of consumers and directing innovations based on that. For news, interviews, product profiles and more, subscribe to read APF’s March Issue.
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