The Central Government has notified the PLI scheme to promote the manufacture and export of telecom equipment in India, which was notified on 24 February 2021 after holding discussions with the stakeholders.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has implemented the guidelines of Production Linked Initiative Scheme (PLI) on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The Central Government has notified the PLI Scheme to promote the manufacture and export of telecom equipment in India, which was notified on 24 February 2021 after holding discussions with the stakeholders.
Future investments planned for next 5 years
The government hopes that with the implementation of the new PLI scheme, India has the potential to become a global champion in the telecom sector. The telecom sector can witness massive growth with equipment cutting edge technology. At the same time, the government believes that home-made telecom products can prove to be very helpful in fulfilling the dream of Digital India.
Under this PLI scheme, an investment of Rs 12,195 crore will be made in the next 5 years. Apart from the telecom sector, a PLI scheme has also been announced for the MSME category, under which an investment of Rs 1000 crore will be made.
The scheme will be effective from 1st April 2021.
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has appointed a Project Manager Agency (PMA) for the PLI scheme. This scheme has become effective from 1st April 2021. The benefit of this scheme will be given to those who have successfully invested from 1st April 2021, which will be applicable till 2024-25. The benefit of this scheme will be for 5 years from the financial year 2021-22 to 2025-26. According to the official release, this scheme will be for both MSME and non-MSME companies. Domestic and global companies will benefit from this.
Application can be applied till July 3
Applications for the PLI scheme are invited till 3 July 2021. In this scheme, the minimum investment limit for MSME has been fixed at Rs 10 crore, and for non-MSME Rs 100 crore. According to an estimate, there is a possibility of a growth production of about Rs 2.4 lakh crore with exports of about Rs 2 lakh crore in the next 5 years. It is also expected that the scheme will lead to an investment of about Rs 3,000 crore.