Manufacturing companies across the globe are looking to diversify their manufacturing locations.
The Government of India has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for IT Hardware. The scheme proposes production linked incentive to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in the value chain of IT Hardware.
The Target Segments under the proposed Scheme include Laptops, Tablets, All-in-One PCs andServers. The Scheme shall, extend an incentive of 4 per cent to 2 per cent / 1 per cent on net incremental sales (over base year i.e. 2019-20) of goods manufactured in India and covered under the target segment, to eligible companies, for a period of four years.
The scheme is likely to benefit 5 major global players and 10 domestic champions in the field of IT hardware manufacturing including laptops, tablets, all-in-one PCs, and servers.
This is an important segment to promote manufacturing under Atma Nirbhar Bharat as there is huge import reliance for these items at present.
The total cost of the proposed scheme is approximately Rs.7,350 crore over 4 years, which includes an incentive outlay of Rs.7,325 crore and administrative charges of Rs.25 crore. Benefits: The scheme will enhance the development of electronics ecosystem in the country.
India will be well positioned as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) on account of integration with global value chains, thereby becoming a destination for IT Hardware exports.
The scheme has an employment generation potential of over 1,80,000 (direct and indirect) over four years. The Scheme will provide impetus to Domestic Value Addition for IT Hardware which is expected to rise to 20 per cent – 25 per cent by 2025.
The vision of National Policy on Electronics 2019 notified on 25.02.2019 is to position India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) by encouraging and driving capabilities in the country for developing core components, including chipsets, and creating an enabling environment for the industry to compete globally.
Currently, the laptop and tablet demand in India is largely met through imports valued at USD 4.21 billion and US$0.41 billion respectively in 2019-20. The market for IT Hardware is dominated by six-seven companies globally which account for about 70 per cent of the world’s market share.
These companies are able to exploit large economies of scale to compete in global markets and its necessary for these companies to expand their operations in India and make it a major destination for manufacturing of IT Hardware.
Given the current global scenario, the world of manufacturing is undergoing a paradigm shift. Manufacturing companies across the globe are looking to diversify their manufacturing locations to mitigate the risk involved in depending on a single market.