MeitY Forms Advisory Board To Make India’s Electronics Manufacturing Hub By 2026

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The board is composed of members from major local and multinational electronics brands and industry bodies

With an aim of making India a $300 billion electronics manufacturing hub by 2026, The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has formed an advisory board called the “Digital India Electronics Mission $300 Billion’.

It succeeds a fast-tracked task force set up in December 2014, that focused only on smartphone manufacturing. With the new group, the ambit has been expanded to include other categories like IT hardware, wearables, LED lights, etc.

The board is composed of members from major local and multinational electronics brands and industry bodies. 

As per reports, there are 10 members in the advisory group, led by Amitesh Kumar Sinha, joint secretary, electronics, MeitY.

The group will be composed of the following members –

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

Mohindroo said the basis for forming the group came from a report published by ICEA that outlined the strategies, challenges and policy work needed to achieve the $300 billion target. 

The report outlines that to achieve the $300 billion target, mobile manufacturing has to increase from $30 billion in 2021 to $126 billion by 2026, while IT hardware manufacturing has to go from $3 billion presently to $25 billion, and so on.

The advisory group will be meeting in the coming weeks to decide on the roadmap, shape the industry’s competitiveness, mitigate disabilities, and improve ease of doing business.

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