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India doubles share in global electronic manufacturing in 7 years: MoS

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, MAR 09, 2021: THE MoS, Mr Sanjay Dhotre, said on Monday that the government's ‘Make in India' scheme has propelled domestic electronic production and the country has been able to more than double its share in global manufacturing from 2012 to 2019.

Inaugurating the International Conference on Multifunctional Electronic Materials & Processing (MEMP 2021), Mr Dhotre said the domestic production of electronic items has increased substantially, from over Rs. 1.9 lakh crore in 2014-15 to Rs.5.33 lakh crore in 2019-20 at a compounded annual growth rate of 23 per cent.

"India's share in global electronics manufacturing has grown from 1.3 per cent in 2012 to 3.6 per cent in 2019, as per industry estimates," he added.

The government's ‘Make in India' and call for Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-sufficient India) has propelled indigenous electronics manufacturing, which is visible in the over 200 manufacturing units of mobile phones and accessories creating almost 6.3 lakh direct and indirect jobs.

The minister said that the production of mobile phones has gone up from about 6 crore mobile phones in 2014-15 to approximately 33 crore mobile phones in 2019-20.

"Promoting electronics manufacturing in India shall be a key element of Digital India in the coming years," he said.

The Pune-based Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) is organising the MEMP 2021 from March 8-10. The conference will provide a platform to discuss materials required for energy storage, energy generation, nanostructured materials, quantum dots, sensors, neutrino energy conversion and storage,flexible devices, photonic devices and processing techniques like 3D printing.

It will provide an opportunity to young scientists, researchers, academicians and young students to interact with eminent scientists and technologists working in the field of multifunctional electronic materials for various applications and their processing for making devices.