Jabalpur, Two Other Cities, To Have Electronics Clusters Soon

Feb 22, 2013, 02:41 ET from EFY Enterprises Pvt Ltd

NEW DELHI, February 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Ajai Chowdhry, Founder, HCL, Talked About the Electronics Clusters Coming up Across the Country, While Addressing a Conference Organised at EFY Expo 2013

"The National Electronics Policy is taking the Indian electronics industry on the right path. It has addressed the loopholes that acted as a roadblock in the growth of electronics industry in the past several years," said Ajai Chowdhry, founder, HCL.

Chowdhry was speaking at the conference on "National Electronics Policy - Resurrecting the Electronics Manufacturing Eco-System" organised at EFY Expo 2013. The conference was attended by prominent dignitaries, including T Vasu, president ELCINA & director, Tandon Group, J Satyanarayana, secretary, department of electronics & IT, Government of India, Kapil Sibal, Minister for Communications & IT, and Ramesh Chopra, founder and vice chairman, EFY Group.

He said that electronics cluster being set-up across the country is a good move to boost domestic manufacturing. He further added, "One of the most important element of the electronics policy is Preferential Market Access. Despite much opposition from the international players, the Indian government stood by it, which is a major step to encourage domestic manufacturing."

"The National Electronics Policy is comprehensive, which includes three pillars of infrastructure, incentives and innovation. Three large proposals are there with DeitY. They are for companies of all sizes. We are hoping that by the end of March, we will have three clusters which will be a huge step towards our main goal of promoting domestic manufacture and domestic electronics players. We can see a lot of action happening in the states of Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Jabalpur will soon have an electronics cluster too," he further added. Chowdhry emphasised on boosting in-depth design and technologies, which will further give a boost to domestic manufacturing in India.

Addressing the audience at the conference, T Vasu, president ELCINA & director, Tandon Group, said, "The industry has to be vigilant and receptive about the initiatives from the government. Then only can we make the best use of the policies and decisions made by the government. With the National Electronics Policy, it is quite evident that the government is keen to support industry for growth in the right direction." The conference concluded on a positive note aiming to gather the industry support for the road ahead.

About EFY Expo:

The Electronics For You Expo is a unique electronics event that focuses not only on "components" and "manufacturing equipment", but on the entire ecosystem for electronics in India. To build a comprehensive platform for the electronics industry, the EFY Expo puts together everything that an electronics event should provide-from innovation (new technology) and product design, to manufacturing and product sales. Visitors at this expo range from innovators and design engineers, to manufacturers and B2B buyers. Over the past 43 years, the EFY Group has become synonymous with cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across 8 locations catering to the intellectual needs of a diverse readership across India and abroad.

About EFY Group:

Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across eight cities of India, and caters to over two million techies spread across the globe.

Its print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India--our mailing list has over 6,000 zip-codes--but are also read by techies in South Asian countries, like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. The Group is also amongst the few Indian publishers to have its publications distributed in Singapore and Malaysia.

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