Indo-German working group on automotive sector to meet on MondayApril 15th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15(ANI): The third meeting of the Indo-German Joint Working Group (JWG) on Automotive Sector will be held on Monday at New Delhi.
The meeting will be jointly inaugurated by Union Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel and German Transport, Building and Urban Affairs Minister Dr. Peter Ramsauer.
The JWG will provide India and Germany an institutional framework to generate synergy in the auto sector for mutual development
The initiative would lead to greater exchange of information and cooperation in the fields of research and development, sustainable alternative fuels and drives and automotive efficient engine technologies.
This will help in meeting the challenges posed by the need for reduction of energy consumption in the transport sector and for environment protection.
The JWG will also facilitate institutional cooperation for the development of the auto industries in both the countries.
The three working subgroups constituted under the JWG will deliberate upon the issues of mutual cooperation in greater details and come up with their recommendations for consideration and approval of JWG.
The Indo-German JWG on Automotive Sector is the fifth JWG established under the aegis of Indo-German Joint Commission on Industrial and Economic Cooperation (JCM).
The other four groups are in the areas of Agriculture, Coal, Infrastructure and Tourism.
All the JWGs report to the JCM, for which Department of Economic Affairs is the nodal Department.
Department of Heavy Industry is the nodal Ministry for the Indo-German Joint Working Group (JWG) on Automotive Sector.
The first meeting of the JWG on Automobile Sector was held in February 2009, in New Delhi, while the second was held in Frankfurt, Germany, in September 2009. (ANI)
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