May 15, 2021

Lockdown affect: Automotive business suffered Rs 2,300 crore loss per day, says par panel



New Delhi: Within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, the automotive business suffered Rs 2,300 loss crore per day and an estimated job loss within the sector was about 3.45 lakh, in response to a parliamentary panel report submitted to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee On Commerce, chaired by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP Keshav Rao, has additionally instructed a slew of measures for attracting funding within the automotive sector within the nation, together with overhauling of prevalent land and labour legal guidelines.

“The committee was knowledgeable by the auto business associations that every one the most important unique gear producers (OEM) have reduce down their manufacturing by 18-20 per cent attributable to low demand and decline in gross sales of autos. Consequently, the employment situation within the vehicle sector has been affected and an estimated job loss within the auto sector at 3.45 lakh,” the panel mentioned in its report.

Hiring of manpower has been stopped within the auto business sector. Apart from that, 286 auto sellers have been closed. Additional, manufacturing cuts within the vehicle sector have a percolating adverse affect on the part business adversely affecting the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) engaged within the vehicle spare elements manufacturing, the report states.

“As knowledgeable by the Car Business Associations, the manufacturing stoppage on the automotive OEM and part provider because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns led to a lack of roughly Rs 2,300 crore per day to the automotive sector,” in response to the report.

The standing committee additional mentioned the precise magnitude of the affect relies on the length of lockdown interval, the depth and extent of unfold of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Contemplating the disaster, it’s predicted that the auto business is more likely to undergo a minimum of two consecutive years of extreme contraction, resulting in low ranges of capability utilisation, lack of future CAPEX funding, excessive threat of chapter and job losses throughout all the automotive worth chain, the committee mentioned.