Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT said that the government is actively involved in making policies to develop electronic components manufacturing base in India.
ET reported Sawhney saying, “From near assembly, we are right now moving in that direction seriously with the policies to bringing sub-assemblies, component manufacturing in India.”
Once the circuitry assembly takes off in India it will not only deal with mobile phone segment but also be incorporated in major electronic devices.
"From around 6 crore mobile phones that were being assembled in 2014-15, we closed the last financial year with assembly of 29 crore mobile phones within the country. Our entire consumption for the country is about 33-34 crore a year," Sawhney said.
The government is looking forward to bring supply chain in India with the surge in electronics manufacturing since past 5 years.
The secretary exclaimed, “The new technologies are of utmost importance for Digital India and delivery of e-governance services.”
Regarding the policies the government is working on, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Ayog said it is not possible to become a manufacturing nation without adopting modern technologies like artificial intelligence or without adopting machine learning.