Update on NPE
Electronics Industry reported at USD 1.75 Trillion is the largest and fastest growing manufacturing industry in the world. It is expected to reach USD 2.4 Trillion by 2020. The demand in the Indian market was USD 45 Billion in 2008-09 and is expected to reach USD 400 Billion by 2020.
The domestic production in 2008-09 was about USD 20 Billion. However, the actual value-addition in the domestically produced electronic product is very low, ranging between 5 to 10 percent in most cases. At the current rate of growth, the domestic production can cater to a demand of USD 100 Billion in 2020 as against a demand of USD 400 Billion and the rest would have to be met by imports. This aggregates to a demand supply gap of nearly USD 300 Billion by 2020. Unless the situation is corrected, it is likely that by 2020, the electronics import may far exceed oil imports. It is also pertinent to note that Indian electronics hardware production constitutes only around 1.31% of the global production.
The vision is to transform India into a global hub for electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) so as to meet the growing domestic and global demand. India is one of the fastest growing markets of electronics in the world. There is potential to develop the ESDM sector to meet our domestic demand as well as to use the capabilities so created to successfully exports ESDM products from the country. The National Policy on Electronics aims to address the issue with the explicit goal of transforming India into a premier ESDM Hub.
- To create a globally competitive electronics design and manufacturing industry to meet the country’s needs and serve the international market.
- To create an eco-system for a globally competitive ESDM sector in the country to achieve a turnover of about USD 400 Billion by 2020 involving investment of about USD 100 Billion and employment to around 28 Million people at various levels.
- To build a strong supply chain of raw materials, parts and electronic components to raise the indigenous availability of these inputs from the present 20-25% to over 60% by 2020.
- To facilitate cost effective loans for setting up ESDM units in identified areas.