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Hon’ble Minister of State for Science & Technology Inaugurates the EFY Expo, 2011

February 17, 2011

NEW DELHI, February 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Mr. Ashwani Kumar, the
Minister of States for Science & Technology, Planning and Parliamentary
Affairs inaugurates the EFY Expo, 2011, the largest electronic exhibition of
North India. Inaugurating the exhibition the hon’ble minister says that
Government of India has taken a series of policy initiatives and programmes
in the field of information and communication technologies for implementing
the agenda of the Eleventh Plan i.e. inclusive growth.

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The minister also says that the task force constituted by the Department
of Information Technology to suggest measures to stimulate the growth of IT,
ITES and the Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Industry has submitted its
report. Government will take adequate measures on the basis of the report.

The demand for electronic hardware in the country will increase to $400
billion
by 2020. This will lead to a demand and supply gap of electronics
hardware. Government will encourage the domestic hardware manufacturer to
meet this growing demand.

The electronic hardware has also the potential to contribute about 20% to
the GDP by 2010. Besides, this industry can engage the huge number of skilled
professionals that India is producing. Government will initiate conductive
policy for that. Government has already identified 5 major initiatives for
implementations i) Setting up National Electronic Mission, ii) Setting up a
dedicated “Electronic Development Fund”, iii) Creating policies for
preferential access to “Manufactured-in-India” / Indian Products, electronic
goods for all government procurements and procurement by Govt. Licensees. iv)
Setting up a semiconductor Wafer Fabs. v) Encouraging manufacture of specific
high priority electronic product lines in India by providing capital grant
and creation of electronic manufacturing clusters

Shri Ajay Chaudhry , Chairman HCL Infosystems and Chairman of the Task
Force set up by the Department of Information Technology on “Growth of IT,
ITES and Electronic Hardware Manufacturing Industry, also delivers a valuable
speech. Narrating the significance of the electronic industry he says that,
electronic is the basic component of most of the industries. In the process
of becoming a super power we must have to work towards strengthening the
electronic industry so that it can play its role in a more significant way.

Mr. T. Vasu, Vice President of ElCINA, Mr. Ramesh Chopra, MD, Electronics
For You Group, Shri Om Wadhwa, past president of ELCINA enriched the occasion
by their presence. All delivered valuable speeches narrating the importance
of the electronics industry. The significance of EFY Expo, 2011 in promoting
the electronic fraternity is narrated by the distinguished leaders.

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