“Representatives of various countries willing to invest in India.”

By and large, we had positive responses from all the representatives, and they all want to invest in India, which will also generate many jobs to our people. First was about the predictability of policies. We told them that all these policies, whether for electronics or telecom, are for 10 years. Secondly, they were concerned [...]


“We may expect a few more clusters getting approved in August”

July 2013 The month of July was very special. It saw several new landmarks from the Electronics System design and Manufacturing perspective. It saw the first three approvals under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (Modified SIPS) being handed over. It saw the in-principle approvals to three Greenfield Electronic Manufacturing Clusters in the country being approved [...]

Mr. Farooq Abdullah
Minister of New and Renewable Energy

“Solar firms must come up with quality products.”

We have put local content in the JNNSM. Local content was basic need so that local industry could survive. But if local industry can not produce a good product…they not meet the requirements that we need in India, this local content is going to go. When a man goes to the market, he wants the [...]

“The Indian market requires products customized to address the needs of its people and their environment”

June 2013 The National Policy on Electronics is about Electronics System Design and Manufacturing. The financial incentives for electronics manufacturing have focused attention on manufacturing more than on the design and software side of the policy. The design aspect starts from the initial designing of chips, development of embedded software, and includes, board design, product design and any [...]

“The idea is to take up projects in Brownfield EMCs, which could provide greater competitiveness to existing units”

May  2013 There is increasing awareness about the opportunities in the ESDM sector. About a year back, most people had doubts if India could become a competitive destination to do electronics design and manufacturing. When the Government came out with new policy initiatives, there was lack of awareness regarding the initiatives. Now both of that seem to [...]

“Japan is an important partner for India’s infrastructure development.”

India and Japan share a warm and close relationship and Japan is an important partner in India’s infrastructure development. Besides infrastructure electronic hardware is another key area where India and Japan can collaborate. The demand for electronic hardware in India is increasing rapidly and Japan’s support in meeting this demand would be important. Mr Anand [...]

“Responsiveness to requests for investment is critical to the success of the new policy initiatives”

April 2013 The first few applications under Modified SIPS have been recommended by the Appraisal Committee. Within couple of months, the Appraisal Committee have considered these applications and made its recommendations, recommending incentives under the scheme. The Appraisal committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Rajiv Gauba, Additional Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT meets every week so that [...]

“The momentum of investment in India is increasing steadily”

March 2013 The Budget Speech of Hon’ble Finance Minister has provided several announcements which would support manufacturing in the electronics sector. Apart from major announcement regarding semiconductor wafer fab, there is additional duty on Set Top Boxes which would make it competitive for both domestic players as well as global players to consider manufacturing in India. Our [...]


“NIMZ will change the face of the country.”

With Kerala being a state where land is scarce, the centre would relax certain rules and would support the setting up of the Kochi-Palakkad corridor, where industrial and other clusters would come up. The corridor will have all benefits of a NIMZ [....]

“Develop the industry which is good in quality, safe and also specific to India”

February 2013 The Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012 shall come into force on April 3, 2013. As the date of implementation approaches, frenetic activity is seen for getting the products registered. The Department of Electronics and IT is also gearing itself to cater to the need of the industry. We owe [...]