Is ‘make in in­dia’ Boon or Bane for in­dian Hand­set Play­ers?

The Make in In­dia ini­tia­tive has be­come the eye-candy for the global com­pa­nies as In­dia rep­re­sents the gi­gan­tic pool of tal­ent, trans­par­ent govern­ment and tran­quil mar­ket ac­cess etc, but are the In­dian hand­set play­ers los­ing on some­thing?

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Since the ‘Make in In­dia’ pro­gram was an­nounced in the year 2014, the mo­bile hand­set ven­dors have turned out to be the flag bear­ers of this ini­tia­tive, with two mo­bile man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies in 2014, the coun­try has reached a num­ber of 118 and is about to touch 120 in the near fu­ture.

The phased man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­gramme, an­nounced in May 2017 by the cen­tral govern­ment, to pro­mote do­mes­tic pro­duc­tion of mo­bile hand­sets is also paving some pos­i­tive out­comes in tele­com man­u­fac­tur­ing. The ini­tia­tive will help in build­ing a ro­bust in­dige­nous mo­bile man­u­fac­tur­ing ecosys­tem in the coun­try, and in­cen­tivise large scale man­u­fac­tur­ing.

The Make in In­dia ini­tia­tive has be­come the eye-candy for the global com­pa­nies as In­dia rep­re­sents the gi­gan­tic pool of tal­ent, trans­par­ent govern­ment and tran­quil mar­ket ac­cess etc. There are com­pa­nies en­vi­sion­ing to make In­dia a man­u­fac­tur­ing hub and ex­port equip­ment from here to coun­tries such as Myan­mar, Mid­dle East and Africa etc., which will de­velop the ecosys­tem and most im­por­tantly strengthen the over­all In­dia’s econ­omy.

The big­gest con­tri­bu­tion of Make in In­dia is that it has po­si­tioned In­dia on the global man­u­fac­tur­ing land­scape. The coun­try which was pri­mar­ily seen ser­vices ori­ented af­ter we moved from agriecon­omy has shown that it can also be an op­por­tu­nity bed for man­u­fac­tur­ing also. How­ever, man­u­fac­tur­ing is com­plex and

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