(PTI Photo/ Arun Sharma)
(PTI Photo/ Arun Sharma)

New Delhi: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday announced that there will be a single window clearances for Indian filmmakers for smooth shooting of films.

While presenting the Interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Piyush Goyal said: “Entertainment industry is a major employment generator. To promote the entertainment industry, there will be single window clearance to ease shooting of films for Indian filmmakers. Regulatory provisions will rely on self-declaration. This was earlier available only to foreigners (and) is now going to be made available to Indian filmmakers as well.”

Mr. Sushilkumar Agrawal,CEO,Ultra Media & Entertainment Group added : “It’s a huge fillip to the Indian film industry. It is a major employment generator & we make maximum number of films in the world. A Single window clearance for ease of shooting films in various locations, which earlier was available for International filmmakers is now extended to the Indian film makers. ”

He further added, “This will help in faster processing & completion of the shooting of films and cost control. This will also help in India producing more films and will also see a surge in international Co Productions. The introduction of anti-camcording provisions in the Cinematograph Act will also be a major clamp down on film piracy.”

Goyal also said that the government will include anti-camcording provisions in the Cinematography Act to control piracy, following which the House erupted into cheers of How’s the Josh.

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