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Electronic City: Round Table Discussion

Electronic City: Round Table Discussion
30th July, 2022

Key Highlights

  • India's electronics industry leaders welcomed Kejriwal Government's move to develop a dedicated 'Electronic City'.
  • DDC Delhi held a stakeholder consultation to discuss the potential role of the Delhi Government in an Electronic City with plug & play infrastructure, an electronics design hub, skilling human resources, and easing regulations for the electronics industry.

DDC Delhi, in collaboration with the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) Limited and EPIC Foundation, convened a wide-ranging stakeholder consultation with electronics industry leaders across India on 30th July 2022 to seek their input for creating a roadmap to help establish Delhi as the preferred destination for various segments of the electronics industry.

The participants welcomed with enthusiasm the decision of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sh. Arvind Kejriwal to establish Delhi as the preferred destination for the electronics industry by offering globally competitive infrastructure and a favourable policy environment for electronics design and manufacturing.

In the recent ‘Rozgar Budget’ for FY' 2022-23, the Delhi Government announced its intent to establish Delhi’s Electronic City with the aim to drive economic growth and employment creation. In this regard, the Delhi Government has also allocated around 80 acre of land in Baprola (North-West Delhi). With the completion of the Urban Extension Roadway-II, Delhi’s Electronic City at Baprola will be 20 mins away from NH-44, NH-18, NH-9 etc.

Insights from key industry leaders and experts gathered today will help ensure that the upcoming Delhi’s Electronic System 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.

The meeting was held in the presence of Sh. Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, DDC Delhi, Sh. Sanjeev Mittal, Managing Director, DSIIDC Ltd., Sh. Aman Gupta, Executive Director, DSIIDC Ltd., Sh. Ajai Chowdhry, Founder and Chairman of EPIC Foundation, and was attended by representatives of various organizations like 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 the upcoming policy results in positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

As electronics is a fast-paced industry servicing the ever-changing demands of the consumer market, the Delhi Government hopes to offer plug & play infrastructure directly to the industrial unit for rapid operational commencement. The facility will offer all basic facilities such as ready-built sheds, electricity and water connection, common facilities, etc. to ensure maximum ease of doing business.

Hon’ble CM Sh. Arvind Kejriwal is committed to the vision of establishing Delhi as the country's economic growth engine and generating jobs by creating a large electronics 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 floor workers to highly trained engineers. The Delhi Government intends to provide the required infrastructure and policy support to the electronics industry to tap into the factors that work in Delhi’s favour so that the businesses flourish and generate large-scale direct and indirect employment. We are committed to developing a value chain from electronics design to manufacturing, and delivering tangible results for the electronics industry the way we have transformed other sectors, like public education, primary healthcare, etc., in the last 7 years.

Sh. Jasmine Shah
Sh. Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, DDC Delhi

The visionary leadership of Delhi Government has prioritised ensuring the participation of industrial stakeholders in economic policy-making at every step of the way. Such political commitment is required to address the various disability factors that impede the growth of electronics manufacturing in India. Moving away from other state governments which may offer subsidised land to the industry players, Delhi’s model of providing facilities that are ready for businesses to move into greatly helps the businesses reduce the time taken businesses take in generating revenue otherwise.

Sh. Ajai Chowdhry
Sh. Ajai Chowdhry, Founder and Chairman of EPIC Foundation and Co-founder, HCL