Ministry of Electronics & IT

After success in smartphones, India now aims to expand manufacturing & exports of IT hardware: MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar


India now trusted hub for electronics manufacturing, thanks to PM Modi’s visionary PLI policies: MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar

From almost nothing pre-2014, PM Modi’s vision is to build $300 billion electronics manufacturing industry: MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Global majors and Indian champions sign up for PLI 2.0 for IT Hardware

Posted On: 31 AUG 2023 7:11PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & IT Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, today, while interacting with media persons said that the Government’s efforts in getting big IT companies to make their products in India is successful. Close to 40 applications were submitted under the PLI 2.0 scheme which included an array of major global IT and domestic champions.

The Minister said, "This is happy news that some of the world’s largest IT companies, such as Dell, HP, ASUS and Acer have applied for the PLI 2.0 scheme. This shows that they are interested in manufacturing computers in India. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reiterated how India is the world’s second-largest manufacturer of smartphones. We want to achieve the same status in IT hardware, such as laptops, servers and tablets. The PLI scheme is part of this mission. We are happy that the scheme has been well-received by the industry. We want the big IT companies to manufacture their products in India and export them from here. This will create opportunities for jobs and investments ”

Major IT companies such as Dell and HP are participating directly under the scheme while other players like HPE, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, Thomson are participating through EMS companies having manufacturing facilities in India. This is further supported by domestic companies like Padget (Dixon), VVDN, Netweb, Syrma, Opiemus, Sahasra, Neolync, Panache, Sojo (Lava) among others.

Earlier this year, the Minister engaged in several Digital India Dialogues, collaborating with tech industry stakeholders like experts, industry representatives. He actively addressed their concerns to catalyse the IT Hardware Manufacturing ecosystem in India.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the government has collaborated closely with startups, industries, and academia to establish a thriving IT hardware manufacturing ecosystem in India. From almost nothing pre-2014, our aim is to build a $300 billion electronics industry and a $1 trillion Digital Economy by 2026. The PLI 2.0 scheme for IT hardware, developed with industry inputs, is a significant mission for India. Today, India is one of the world’s fastest-growing consumer markets in electronics, thanks to our rapid digitization of the economy, government, and public services,” the Minister added.

In May, the Government sanctioned the PLI 2.0 scheme for IT hardware, allocating Rs 17,000 crore, double the budget from the 2021 scheme. This initiative is expected to generate direct employment to 75,000 professionals along with an incremental investment of Rs 2,430 crore and an incremental production of Rs 3.35 lakh crore.

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