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India should aim for 40% local value addition in Electronics GVC: Mr S Krishnan
Dec 11, 2023

India should aim for 40% local value addition in Electronics GVC: Mr S Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India


In the electronics sector “No one country is ever going to own the entire value chain. The best case would be probably China which has about 40 to 45% of the entire value chain. India should think in the range of 35 to 40% of the value chain and focus on that”, said Mr S Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India.  He also said that the industry should focus on component manufacturing, taking inspiration from the success of the auto component industry leading to development of a competitive automotive sector in the country.

Secretary was speaking at the inauguration of the Electronics Summit with the theme “Towards $300 Billion: Building AatmaNirbharta in Electronics”, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). “Now 99.2% of the mobile phones being used in India are domestically manufactured, therefore industry must build export competitiveness and move up the value chain for further growth”. He also said that due to the pandemic and the geopolitical developments, businesses are looking to develop resilience in their supply chains and diversify sourcing partners. India must take advantage of this development as it will last only for few more years.

While speaking on design and IP, he encouraged Indian companies to set up design hubs in the country given the vast human resource talent county have. Government is also  looking for greater participation from industry in R&D to make research more industry oriented. MeitY is in the process of reviewing  its R&D guidelines to see how it can attract larger industry participation, said Secretary.

Dr Randhir Thakur, Chairman, CII Task Force on Semiconductor and Managing Director and CEO, Tata Electronics Pvt Ltd, said that India is strategically positioned to go into the hardware sector as it has the advantage of a competitive software industry. He emphasized on a six-point focus for India to become Aatmanirbhar in Electronics; demand creation (local and global), infrastructure, talent, innovation, IP and execution. He stated that Government has a clear strategy for the sector and industry should also come up with a clear roadmap to make the best of the incentives being offered by the government. He also said that long term commitment is required from the industry as returns in the sector are not immediate.

Mr Vinod Sharma, Chairman, CII National Committee on Electronics Manufacturing and Managing Director, Deki Electronics Ltd, said that we are well placed to reach the sectoral target of USD 300 billion. However, the industry would need to work in two important areas - scale and skills- if we aspire to design and produce for the world. 

Mr Inderdeep Singh, Managing Director, Continental Device India Pvt Ltd, said that government support is extremely important if we aspire to be innovation and technology powerhouse not just for India but entire world. To achieve this, he emphasized on improving ease of doing business, building partnerships among different stakeholders, commitment to buy Indian and support Indian and skill building. 


11 December 2023

New Delhi

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