Auto sector to create 1 cr jobs in 5-6 years, exports jump 26% in Apr-June

About 40% of the auto sector’s research and development is conducted in the country

July 20, 2022

All manufacturing companies, ranging from mobile phones to laptops, should partner with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and train the youth: Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skills and Development

Increased integration of electronics in automobiles will also help India become a global auto manufacturing hub

India's passenger vehicle exports have increased by 26% increase (April-June 2022) due to demand from Latin America and Africa

Vehicles manufactured in India meet the consumer requirement of these regions as the brands are global, of good build quality and are cost competitive

The automobile sector in India will create at least 1 crore jobs for youth over the next 5-6 years according to Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skills and Development.

The minister also stated that it is important for all manufacturing companies, ranging from mobile phones to laptops to partner with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and train the youth to fulfil the Prime Minister’s vision of making India a global hub of skilled force.

The automobile sector is a very fast-growing segment of the manufacturing economy and about 40% of the auto sector’s research and development is conducted in the country, he added. With the increased integration of electronics in automobiles, India is all set to become a global auto manufacturing hub.

This optimism is in line with the latest export data that shows that India’s passenger vehicle exports grew 26% between April-June due to increased demand from Latin America and Africa and a low base of the same period last year.  According to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), vehicles manufactured in India meet the consumer requirement of these regions as the brands are global, of good build quality and are cost competitive. In addition, trade agreements with countries, such as Chile, have also improved the competitiveness of India-manufactured passenger vehicles.