A law allowing makers of ‘unreality’ machines to produce ‘unwanted’ and ‘unfinished’ objects is being pushed by the country’s largest engineering firms.
The new law will allow makers of such machines to use parts that they had made and then convert them to a ‘workable’ form for making objects.
The law is seen as a victory for Indian manufacturers who have been campaigning for the creation of a new category of unmade goods.
It will also be seen as an effort to bring back the dream of making something that is as real as possible and make it as cheap as possible.
The proposed law has been supported by the National Industrial Research Organisation, the state’s main industrial lobby, which has already launched a petition against it.
The industry has also said it will use the new law to promote manufacturing of machines that are both affordable and that do not produce anything that the consumer would want.
The aim is to ensure that machines are made as cheaply as possible to encourage people to buy them.
Manufacturers of the machines are concerned that the new legislation will allow unscrupulous people to make anything they can make, including ‘unneeded’ parts, and then sell it as an unfinished product.
It is not clear how much of a difference the new rules will make in the way they are manufactured.
In the past, people have bought machines for their own personal use, but this could be changing in the new era of ‘work in progress’.
The move to allow makers to use their own parts has already been criticised as being a violation of Indian engineering standards.
Industry leaders and government have also criticised the idea that machines can be made cheaply.
The country has more than 2,000 machines, but the industry has been forced to pay about Rs1,000 for each one it makes.
There is a risk that, even with the new regulation, the industry will be able to keep the machines running for a few more years, and that they will not be worth much, said Anil Agarwal, chairman of the National Engineering Federation.