Budget 2019: Producers Guild of India welcomes govt's measures to fight piracy and boost Indian film industry

The Indian film industry has had a hard time dealing with the issue of piracy and the film fraternity heaved a sigh of relief on Friday when Goyal announced the provision to fight piracy.
News,Piyush Goyal,Interim Budget 2019The Indian film industry has had a hard time dealing with the issue of piracy and the film fraternity heaved a sigh of relief on Friday when Goyal announced the provision to fight piracy.
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Piyush Goyal, the interim Finance Minister, presented the 2019-2020 Budget to the Parliament today. Goyal presented the budget in absence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is currently in the United States for medical treatment. Goyal presented the Budget on a host of issues including the Indian film industry. The Indian film industry has had a hard time dealing with the issue of piracy and the film fraternity heaved a sigh of relief on Friday when Goyal announced the provision to fight piracy.

The Producers Guild of India welcomed the govt's measures to fight piracy as well as introduction of a single-window clearance mechanism. Siddharth Roy Kapur, President, Producers Guild of India said, "We are delighted that the immense contribution of Indian cinema towards employment generation in the country has been acknowledged and applauded in Parliament during the presentation of the Union Budget." 

 

 

He added, "The announcement of a single-window clearance mechanism for Indian film makers filming within India is a significant step and has the potential to play a huge role in boosting tourism in the country. The amendments in the Anti Camcording provisions will support the industry’s growth by curtailing illegal recordings of films in cinema halls and will go a long way towards reducing piracy.”

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