Government to prefer domestic manufacturers

February 2nd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The government said Thursday it will give preference to domestic firms while buying electronic products which have security implications for the country.

The cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the proposal to “provide preference to domestically manufactured electronic products … which have security implications for the country”.

The manufacturers will also get preference in procurement of electronic products for general use.

An official statement said the decision was consistent with India’s commitment to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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