The state government would also set up a Centre of Excellence for Emerging Technologies to harness artificial intelligence, machine learning, block chain, big data and Internet of Things.
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who holds the Finance Ministry portfolio, presented the budget for the year 2019-20 on Friday, and announced that the state government would shortly unveil an electronics hardware manufacturing policy.
The policy is an effort by the Tamil Nadu government towards making Tamil Nadu a manufacturing hub for electronic hardware.
The Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy will be released shortly, and it will facilitate making the State a top most manufacturing hub for electronic hardware, PTI quoted Panneerselvam as saying.
Panneerselvam further noted that an Information Communication Technology Policy 2018 has already been unveiled by Chief Minister K Palaniswami.
Centre of Excellence for Emerging Technologies
According to Panneerselvam, the government would also set up a Centre of Excellence for Emerging Technologies under TNeGA (Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency) to harness artificial intelligence, machine learning, block chain, big data and Internet of Things.
The total software exports from Tamil Nadu was at Rs 1,11,179 crore in the year 2017-18, he said.
The Deputy Chief Minister also informed that the government has accorded approval to extend Tamil Nadu State Wide Area Network Phase-II operations and to integrate it with TAMILNET at a cost of Rs 443.64 crore.
He said the government was in the process of implementing BharatNet through Tamil Nadu Fibernet Corporation which would connect village panchayats through optical fibre.