electronics manufacturing: Govt varieties advisory board to realize $300-billion electronics manufacturing goal by 2026


The Ministry of Electronics and Info Know-how (MeitY) has shaped an advisory board on making India a $300 billion electronics manufacturing hub by 2026.

Referred to as the “Digital India Electronics Mission $300 Billion”, the board consists of members from main native and multinational electronics manufacturers and trade our bodies. It succeeds a quick tracked job pressure arrange in December 2014, that centered solely on smartphone manufacturing. With the brand new group, the ambit has been expanded to incorporate different classes like IT {hardware}, wearables, LED lights, and so on.

In a round shared by the ministry, seen by ET, there are 10 members within the advisory group, led by Amitesh Kumar Sinha, joint secretary, electronics, MeitY. The group additionally has Pankaj Mohindroo, Chairman, ICEA and prime executives from Lava, Samsung, Apple, HP, Dell, Foxconn, Intel and Coconics.

The group will likely be composed of the next members –

  • Hariom Rai, Managing Director, Lava
  • Bhatia, Managing Director, Apple
  • Manu Kapoor, Senior Vice President, Samsung
  • Josh Foulger, Nation Head and MD, Bharat FIH
  • Pankaj Mohindroo, Chairman, ICEA
  • Ketan Patel, Managing Director, HP India
  • Alok Ohrie, President and MD, Dell
  • Nivruti Rai, Nation Head, Intel India
  • Sreejith Nair, CEO, Coconics
  • Amitesh Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary (Electronics), MeitY

Talking in regards to the advisory group, Mohindroo stated the idea for forming the group got here from a report revealed by ICEA that outlined the methods, challenges and coverage work wanted to realize the $300 bn goal. The report outlines that to realize the $300 billion goal, cellular manufacturing has to extend from $30 billion in 2021 to $126 billion by 2026, whereas IT {hardware} manufacturing has to go from $3 billion presently to $25 billion, and so forth.

“These are tight numbers which have been dedicated by us to the Prime Minister. The quantity will come out of sure classes outlined within the imaginative and prescient report. We’ve got to now guarantee we’re firing on all cylinders to make them occur,” Mohindroo instructed ET.

The advisory group will likely be assembly within the coming weeks to resolve on the roadmap, form the trade’s competitiveness, mitigate disabilities, and enhance ease of doing enterprise.

The ICEA report states that whereas the sooner goal was at $400 billion by 2025, disruptions from the pandemic led to a revised goal of $300 billion, which is a 300% enhance from the $75 billion degree in 2021. The report argues that the home marketplace for electronics, at $75 billion, isn’t large enough to realize this bold goal, so India has to develop its share within the international market.

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