Cabinet approves national electronic policy, aims $400bn revenue by 2025

To promote domestic manufacturing and export in the entire value-chain of ESDM for economic development to achieve a turnover of $400bn (~Rs26 lakh cr) by 2025.

Feb 20, 2019 02:02 IST India Infoline News Service

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The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the National Policy on Electronics 2019 (NPE 2019), proposed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). To promote domestic manufacturing and export in the entire value-chain of ESDM for economic development to achieve a turnover of $400bn (~Rs26 lakh cr) by 2025.

This will include targeted production of 1bn (100cr) mobile handsets by 2025, valued at $190bn (~Rs13 lakh cr), including 600mn (60cr) mobile handsets valued at $110bn (~Rs7 lakh cr) for export.

Redington India, MIRC Electronics, Dixon Technologies, Shivalik Bimetal Controls will be in focus after the government's announcement.

The policy envisions positioning India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing - (ESDM) by encouraging and driving capabilities in the country for developing core components, including chipsets, and creating an enabling environment for the industry to compete globally.

The policy will lead to the formulation of several schemes, initiatives, projects and measures for the development of ESDM sector in the country as per the roadmap envisaged therein.

“The policy will enable flow of investment and technology, leading to higher value addition in the domestically manufactured electronic products and increased manufacturing of electronics hardware for local use as well as exports,” IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Salient Features of NPE 2019:
  • Create eco-system for globally competitive ESDM sector: Promoting domestic manufacturing and export in the entire value-chain of ESDM.
  • Provide incentives and support for manufacturing of core electronic components.
  • Provide special package of incentives for mega projects which are extremely high-tech and entail huge investments, such as semiconductor facilities display fabrication, etc.
  • Formulate suitable schemes and incentive mechanisms to encourage new units and expansion of existing units.
  • Promote Industry-led R&D and innovation in all sub-sectors of electronics, including grass root level innovations and early stage Start-ups in emerging technology areas such as 5G, loT/ Sensors, Artificial Intelligence (Al), Machine Learning, Virtual Reality (VR), Drones, Robotics, Additive   Manufacturing, Photonics, Nano-based devices, etc.
  • Provide incentives and support for significantly enhancing availability of skilled manpower, including re-skilling.
  • Special thrust on Fabless Chip Design Industry, Medical Electronic Devices Industry, Automotive Electronics Industry and Power Electronics for Mobility and Strategic Electronics Industry.
  • Create Sovereign Patent Fund (SPF) to promote the development and acquisition of IPs in ESDM sector.
  • Promote trusted electronics value chain initiatives to improve national cyber security profile.

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