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India eyes more investments in electronics sector

In the electronic manufacturing sector in the country, total investments has crossed Rs 1.28 lakh crore

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Publish Date: Mar 23 2016 1:58PM | Updated Date: Mar 23 2016 3:17PM

India eyes more investments in electronics sector

In the electronic manufacturing sector  in the country, total investments has crossed Rs 1.28 lakh crore, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

 
"When NDA Government came, the total investment in electronics manufacturing was around Rs 11,700 crore and as of two days ago it is Rs 128,000 crore plus," Prasad said.
 
He added that government was working towards making India a centre  for electronics manufacturing, in which Union Government and states have to play a crucial part, he added.
 
Minister said India is adopting technology fast and country is likely to have half a billion internet users by the end of this year.
 
It took 2 to 3 years for internet users to go from 200 to 300 million. It has taken a year to reach 400 million and when online service providers said we have reached 400 million, The target of 500 million by 2017 maybe this will come by this year-end, he said.
 
Speaking at a function in national capital, minister said the government's plan is to not only create a digital enabled society, but also a digitally-empowered and enlightened India.
 
He also pointed out that said Indians first watch technology, and then they adopt it, and then start enjoying it and then they become enlightened and empowered.