In a positive move from the government to promote bicycle production, it has set up a 23- member Development Council. The commerce and industry ministry on Friday stated that this is a step to promote bicycle manufacturing of global standards for exports and domestic market. As per the information, it will be chaired by the secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
And it aims to promoting design, engineering and manufacturing of lighter, smarter, value added, safe and faster premium bicycles which are comparable with global standards for exports and domestic market. It will have 9 ex-officio members from DPIIT, Department of Commerce, Ministries of Housing and Urban Affairs, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Health and Family Welfare, Road Transport and Highways, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, MSME and Bureau of Indian Standards.
It will also have seven expert domain members and 4 nominated. The activities include improving competitiveness and level of services, transforming Indian bicycle technology and its value chain, undertaking measures for leveraging bicycle demand. As per source, the council has been set up for a period of two years.