PLI Scheme: Promoting Telecom and Networking Products Manufacturing in India

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PLI Scheme: Promoting Telecom and Networking Products Manufacturing in India

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains GS-II: Governance

In News: India is set to receive an investment of about ₹3,300 crore from 31 domestic and multinational companies over a period of four years under the ambitious production-linked incentive or PLI scheme that is expected to employ as many as 40,000 individuals in the telecom sector.

  • To boost domestic manufacturing in the telecom and networking products by incentivising incremental investments
  • Will help in reducing India’s dependence on other countries for import of telecom and networking products with incentives and support to promote world class manufacturing in the country
  • Would boost research and development (R&D) activities locally with companies committed to spend 15% of their revenues for the development of new products.


  • The support under the Scheme shall be provided for a period of five (5) years, i.e. from FY 2021-22 to FY 2025-26.
  • 31 companies comprising 16 MSMEs and 15 Non-MSMEs (8 Domestic and 7 Global companies), gets approval under the Scheme
  • Expected Incremental production of around ₹1.82 Lakh Crore

The scheme for the telecom sector includes 

  • Manufacturing of transmission equipment, 
  • Next generation (4G and 5G) radio access network and wireless equipment, 
  • Customer premise equipment (CPE), access devices, routers and switches

News Source: PIB

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