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To bolster the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, the government has launched a series of strategic initiatives focusing on research and development (R&D). Here's a refined summary of the key steps taken:

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐— ๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฌ
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has allocated INR 1000 crore budget for ICT R&D, with ongoing projects listed on the PRIME Portal. Presently, there are 400 research projects under MeitY. This platform is a centralized hub for R&D initiatives, promoting transparency and collaboration.

๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต
Providing a roadmap for the development of the electronics sector in India, this policy focuses on infrastructure development, incentives for manufacturing, promotion of innovation, and human resource development. Various schemes and incentives are being implemented to support the growth of the electronics industry.

๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜†
 Leveraging digital communications networks for empowerment and well-being, this policy outlines goals such as providing broadband for all, creating additional jobs in the digital communications sector, enhancing India's global ICT contribution, and ensuring digital sovereignty.

๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ
This policy aims to transform India into a global knowledge superpower by providing high-quality education in ICT. It emphasizes digital-friendly education, addresses the industry's skill gap, and promotes e-literacy and self-sustainability in various technologies.

These initiatives reflect the government's commitment to fostering innovation, research, and development in the ICT sector to achieve rapid, inclusive, and sustainable growth. The government aims to position India as a global leader in information and communication technology through investments in the R&D of the ICT sector, promotion of digital education, support for the electronics industry, and formulation of comprehensive policies.

Article contributed by Ambuj Saksaria, Director, MAIT

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