In a meeting organised by Department of Information Technology (DIT) for state chief ministers and ministers to discuss the proposed road map for development of Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector in the country in August, the role of state government in promoting ESDM sector including land for electronic manufacturing clusters, developing capacities in universities and colleges for ESDM related post graduate/ graduate courses, setting up of incubation centres and effective single window clearances was emphasised.
Presiding over the meeting, Sachin Pilot, MoS, Communications & IT emphasised the importance of the role of the state governments in the promotion of ESDM industry in the country. Milind Deora, MoS, Communications and IT highlighted the need for linking the tremendous growth in the telecom sector and development of manufacturing capabilities in the country.
R Chandrasekhar, secretary Telecom and IT mentioned that the initiatives planned to promote the ESDM country included setting of semiconductor wafer manufacturing fabs, providing special incentive package for investments across the value chain in ESDM, setting up of electronic manufacturing clusters, preferential market access for domestically produced electronic goods in government procurement and providing assistance for R&D and innovation in the sector. A National Electronics Mission was also proposed to steer the whole programme.