DeitY has been alloted Rs 334 billion for promoting electronics hardware manufacturing

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The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has sought an allocation of Rs 334 billion for promoting electronics hardware manufacturing under the Twelfth Five Year (2012-17) Plan.

The proposed allocation of Rs 334 billion in the 12th Plan for the programme has been sought keeping in view the objectives of the draft National Policy on Electronics 2011, an official statement today said. The allocation is required to fund various strategies outlined in the draft National Policy on Electronics 2011, it added.

While Rs 100 crore has been sought under National Electronics Mission (NEM), an allocation of Rs 200 billion has been sought under Infrastructure and Ecosystem (Special Incentive Package Scheme (SIPS), Modified SIPS, Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) etc, the statement quoted Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot as saying.

Around Rs 10,000 crore have been sought in allocation for semiconductor fabs, while Rs 30 billion crore and Rs 2.75 billion have been sought under Electronics Development Fund (EDF)and Standards/Test Certification, respectively.

Another Rs 25 crore has been sought for other programmes, the statement said.

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