The Government of India is planning to develop an operating system for handsets made entirely in India. The indigenous operating system will replace Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.
Rajiv Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, announced this in a recent interview. Chandrasekhar said the government was trying to formulate a policy to help the industry bring such an operating system.He mentioned that “there is a great deal of interest in MeitY and the Government of India in coming up with a solution.”
Pointing to the dominance of Android and iOS and continued control over hardware, the minister noted that “there is no third party” and if the government finds “some real potential” in the country’s ecosystem, it will be more interested in developing that area”. ” We talk to people. We are looking at a policy for that, “said Chandrasekhar.
The Prime Minister’s primary goal for the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) is to develop a new operating system built entirely in India. In the opinion of Chandrasekhar. The Prime Minister wants to create domestic champions in every major product category.
In terms of hardware, the ministry aims to bring electronics manufacturing in India to $ 300 billion (approximately Rs 22.5 trillion) by 2026. The goal is indicated in the second volume of the Vision Document, prepared and released by the industry body ICEA. Recently. At present, India’s electronics industry is worth $ 75 billion (approximately Rs 5 lakh crore).
The document also outlines a roadmap for improving electronics exports from the country. India currently exports $ 15 billion or Rs 1 trillion worth of electronics to other countries. The government and the ICEA now aim to increase it nine-fold to $ 120 billion (approximately Rs 9 trillion) by 2026. “This is the goal of the Government of India now,” Chandrasekhar said.
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