- Various departments converged to bring about changes aimed at making India the most attractive repair destination for ICT products globally
- The government is supporting the project to make India lead a hitherto untapped domain worldwide
With the vision to make India a global electronics powerhouse, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) recently launched the ERSO pilot initiative. It was aimed to validate certain transformational policy and process changes to make India the “Repair Capital of the World”, mentioned the government in a statement. It will enable the extension of device life globally by providing cheap and reliable repair of ICT products for the globe. The pilot is being held in Bengaluru and will be run for a period of three months. The press release noted that the ERSO initiative supports Mission LiFE and will be a game-changer for Global environmental sustainability.
Notably, the policy and process changes needed for ERSO have been introduced over the last few months by different departments of the government after in-depth discussions with the repair industry and are being validated for their efficacy and efficiency through a limited pilot that has been launched. Five companies, namely Flex, Lenovo, CTDI, R-Logic & Aforeserve have volunteered for the pilot. After the pilot, added the official note, a detailed assessment will be carried out and modifications made in the process and policy as necessary.
For this purpose, MeitY, CBIC, DGFT and MoEF&CC converged with the industry to effect these transformational policy and process changes. As per the official data, India’s ERSO industry is expected to fetch India nearly $20 billion in revenue while also generating millions of jobs.