is of strategic importance as well. Not only in internal
security and defence, the pervasive deployment of electronics
in civilian domains such as telecom, power, railways, civil
aviation, etc. can have serious consequences of disruption
of service. This renders tremendous strategic importance
to the sector. The country, therefore, cannot be totally
dependent on imported electronic components and products.
other things, the Policy aims to create an eco-system for
a globally competitive ESDM sector in the country to achieve
a turnover of about $400 billion by 2020 involving investment
of about $100 billion and employment to around 28 million
people at various levels.
will build on the emerging chip design and embedded software
industry to achieve global leadership in Very Large Scale
Integration (VLSI), chip design and other frontier technical
areas and to achieve a turnover of $55 billion by 2020.
strong supply chain of raw materials, parts and electronic
components will be built to raise the indigenous availability
of these inputs from the present 20-25 per cent to over
60 per cent by 2020.
export in ESDM sector will be raised from $5.5 billion to
$80 billion by 2020.
institutional mechanism will be created for developing and
mandating standards and certification for electronic products
and services to strengthen quality assessment infrastructure
on Cabinet approval, a high level Empowered committee has
been constituted to identify and shortlist technology and
investors for setting up two semiconductor wafer manufacturing
on another Cabinet approval a policy for providing preference
to domestically manufactured electronic goods has been announced.
Separate proposals have also been considered by the Cabinet
for approval of Modified Special Incentive Package for the
ESDM Sector and for setting up of Electronics Manufacturing