Telecom manufacturing high on Prasad’s agenda

Policies that will boost telecom and electronics manufacturing in India are high on Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s first 100 days’ agenda.

While Kapil Sibal, who held the portfolio under the UPA dispensation, had also taken this as one of the key initiatives, proposals such as the preferential manufacturing access did not take off due to differences within the Government on implementing it.

According to top Government functionaries, Prasad now wants to take a fresh look at the issue and has asked the industry to come up with ideas on how local manufacturing can be made a reality. “The Minister met multinational mobile phone companies recently and asked them to give a list of things which the new Government can do to encourage them to set up factories in India,” the Government official told Business Line .

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