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GoI focused to expand digital opportunities to smaller towns

Government of India is focused to expand the digital opportunities to smaller & newer towns in the country and to ensure that every young Indian regardless of his or her location can be a participant in the one trillion-dollar digital economy vision of the Prime Minister and the Government.

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), is instrumental in taking the Government initiative across the country including smaller towns. Based on the proposals received from respective State Government(s), STPI has set-up 63 STPI centres across the country. Additionally, Government of India has also approved 22 new STPI centres across the country. State/UT-wise list of existing and approved STPI Centres are at Annexure-I and II.

Further, Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) scheme has been notified by MeitY in October 2012 to provide support for the creation of world-class infrastructure along with common facilities and amenities for attracting investments in the electronics sector. The Scheme was closed for receipt of applications from October 2017. Under the scheme, 19 Greenfield Electronics Manufacturing Clusters and 3 Common Facility Centres (CFCs) accorded approval in 15 States across the country. The details of these EMCs are placed at Annexure-III. Based on further requirement for strengthening of infrastructure to create robust electronics manufacturing ecosystem in the country, MeitY has introduced Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme on 1st April 2020 with receipt of application up to March 2023. Under EMC 2.0 scheme, 3 applications for setting up of EMC project in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Maharashtra have been approved. The details of these EMCs are placed at Annexure-IV.

STPI has established one Electropreneur Park (EP) 1.0 in Delhi University for catering the needs of start-ups in the field of ESDM domain. Currently, EP is operational from IIIT-Delhi.

CT Bureau

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