Government’s big decision, now all mobile-TVs are included, not electronic goods ‘Made in India’
The Modi Government is working to promote domestic production. The government’s focus is on the local assembly of electronic devices such as mobiles and TVs. At the same time, the government is trying to make all the parts for making this device (Electronic Device) Made in India. For this, the government is emphasizing the manufacture of essential parts like motherboards and semiconductors. Under the scheme, the central government has sought proposals from companies wishing to set up an electronic chip manufacturing unit in India.
The government is emphasizing making semiconductors
The government is keen to encourage investment in setting up a semiconductor fabrication unit in India, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) said on Tuesday. The government has sought applications before December 31 from companies wishing to set up or expand the semiconductor fabrication unit. The establishment of the semiconductor plant will boost India’s share in global manufacturing of mobile phones, IT hardware, automotive electronics, industrial electronics, medical electronics, IoT, and other devices, Miti said. In such a scenario, by 2025, India could produce 400 400 billion worth of electronics devices. In 2013, the government approved a proposal to set up two semiconductor units with an investment of Rs 63,000 crore. But both units have not yet been established in the country. One reason for this is the decline in the electronics manufacturing ecosystem and policy linked market support. No company has shown interest in electronics manufacturing to meeting the government’s production linked initiative scheme. For this, the government had passed a budget of Rs 3,285 crore for eight years.
Initiative to make motherboards in India
The government is also emphasizing making essential parts like motherboards used in the manufacture of mobiles and TVs in India. Also, these motherboards can be exported to other countries in the world. According to a joint report by the mobile device industry body India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) and EY, India could export about Rs 8 lakh crore worth of motherboards by 2021-26. According to the report, the production of IT hardware i.e. laptops and tablets could generate a turnover of Rs 7 lakh crore, and the production of PCBA could reach Rs 8 lakh crore.
What is a motherboard?
Simply put, the most important part of any electronic device is the motherboard. Many countries in the world produce electronic products. But motherboards are supplied from other countries. Until now most countries were getting motherboards from China and Vietnam. At the same time, if we talk about India, India currently manufactures motherboards and supplies them to some countries. Motherboards are the most used mobile devices in India. India is fast moving towards motherboard manufacturing. According to the report, PCBA exports for mobile phones were Rs 1,100 crore in 2019-20 and are expected to be Rs 2,200 crore in 2020-21. The report also said that exports of single PCBA for electronic products could start from 2022-23.