The government today said it has received proposals worth Rs 1.13 lakh crore in the electronics manufacturing segment from major brands under the modified special incentive package scheme (M-SIPS).
M-SIPS has been extended till July 2020, which was earlier valid till July 2017.
The scheme offers capital subsidies to large investments in electronics manufacturing and system design.
Furthermore, to support creation of world-class infrastructure, in-principle approval to 18 clusters and final approval to 5 have been accorded.
The government has also launched Visvesvaraya PhD scheme in electronics to encourage research and development for developing Indian products. The scheme, according to the blog, so far has supported 1,436 PhDs, in addition to 11 Young Faculty Research Fellowships
The Digital India Programme was presented to the Union Cabinet on August 20, 2014 and was formally launched by the Prime Minister on July 1, 2015. Several initiatives under the programme have been implemented and many are under implementation.
About common service centres (CSCs) which offer government services on the Internet to people in rural areas, he said that in the last 18 months, CSCs operating as front-end service delivery outlets has increased to 1.44 lakh, from 1.34 lakh.
These MMPs include financial inclusion, rural development, social benefits, e-Sansad, e-Vidhaan, agriculture 2.0, roads and highways information system (RAHI), central armed para military forces (CAPF), women and child development, national mission on education through ICT, national GIS, e-Bhasha and urban governance.