IT Minister to Meet Leaders of Electronics Industry on Aug 19

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  • The meeting will focus on understanding the electronics industry’s concerns and seek views to create a conducive policy environment 
  • In all, heads of 46 companies, including Apple, Intel, HP, Dell, Samsung, Ericsson and others, will attend the meeting.

Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet CEOs of electronics companies on Monday (August 19) to understand the industry’s concerns and discuss suggestions to ensure conducive policy environment for the industry.

According to media reports, the heads of 46 companies, including Apple, Samsung, Flextronics, Foxconn, Dell, Ericsson, Intel and others will participate in the discussions.

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In addition, industry associations like Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) and the Manufacturers Association for Information Technology (MAIT) are also expected to participate in the talks.

National Policy on Electronics 2019

Earlier this year, the Cabinet approved a new electronics policy which aims to create a USD 400 billion (around Rs 28.43 lakh crore) electronic manufacturing ecosystem by 2025 and generate one crore jobs in the country.

The National Electronics Policy 2019 proposes to boost mobile manufacturing in the country to 1 billion units worth USD 190 billion (about Rs 13 lakh crore) of which 600 million units worth USD 110 billion (about Rs 7 lakh crore) will be exported from the country.

Under the policy, the government also aims to push manufacturing of strategic electronics required by defence and other strategic sectors in the country.

 

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