India: Government mandates preference to India-made vehicles in public procurement

09 Dec 2018: The government has mandated preference to be given to domestically-manufactured vehicles with minimum 65 per cent local content in public procurement of automobiles, according to an official notification. As per the new norms notified by the Heavy Industries Ministry with an aim to "encourage Make in India" and to promote manufacturing and production of goods and services locally, "preference shall be provided by all government procuring entities to domestically manufactured automobile and automative components.