Electronics industry leaders hail Delhi government’s decision to develop an electronics city
The Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), in collaboration with the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) Limited and the EPIC Foundation, held a broad stakeholder consultation with electronics industry leaders on Saturday across India to solicit their input to create a roadmap to help make Delhi the preferred destination for various segments of the electronics industry.
Participants hailed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to make Delhi the preferred destination for electronics industry by providing globally competitive infrastructure and conducive policy environment for designing and manufacturing electronics.
The meeting was attended by Jasmine Shah, Vice President, DDC Delhi, Sanjeev Mittal, Managing Director, DSIIDC Ltd, Aman Gupta, Executive Director, DSIIDC Ltd, Ajai Chowdhry, Founder and Chairman of EPIC Foundation, and brought together representatives from various organizations such as Samsung, Deiki, Sahasra Electronics, DLink, Cyber Media, Optiemus, Yaantra (Flipkart), 3S Touch Service Solutions Pvt Ltd, SG Corporate Mobility Pvt Ltd, ELCOMA, ELCINA to discuss ways to ensure that future policy leads to positive results for all stakeholders.
Chairing the consultation meeting, Jasmine Shah, Vice President of DDC Delhi, said, “CM Arvind Kejriwal is committed to making Delhi the engine of economic growth in the country and creating jobs by creating a vast e-ecosystem. in Delhi. Delhi accounts for 7.5% of national electronics consumption, has excellent transport, logistics and distribution networks and has access to skilled human resources, from shop workers to highly skilled engineers. The Delhi government intends to provide the necessary infrastructure and policy support for the electronics industry to harness the factors working in Delhi’s favor so that businesses thrive and generate direct and indirect employment at scale. We are committed to developing a value chain from electronics design to manufacturing, and delivering tangible results for the electronics industry in the same way we have transformed other sectors, such as public education, healthcare primary health care, etc., over the past 7 years.
As electronics is a rapidly changing industry that responds to the ever-changing demands of the consumer market, the Delhi government hopes to offer plug & play infrastructure directly to the industrial unit for a quick operational start. The facility will offer all basic facilities such as ready-made sheds, electricity and water connection, common facilities, etc. to ensure maximum ease of doing business.
The views of key industry leaders and experts gathered today will help ensure that the forthcoming Delhi Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing Policy (ESDM Policy) is unique with differentiating benefits to enable the development of long-term, sustainable and inclusive electronics and semiconductor ecosystems.
In the recent “Rozgar Budget” for the financial year 2022-23, the Delhi government announced its intention to establish the Delhi e-city with the aim of boosting economic growth and job creation. In this regard, the Delhi government has also allocated about 80 acres of land in Baprola (North West Delhi). With the completion of the Roadway-II Urban Extension, Delhi e-City at Baprola will be 20 minutes away from NH-44, NH-18, NH-9, etc.