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FED Dialogues Ep 2: With Banmali Agrawala

India is stepping up its ambitions of gaining global market share in labour-intensive manufacturing. The success we have seen in electronics and smartphone assembly with the production-linked incentive or PLI scheme suggests that electronics manufacturing services (EMS) can be the perfect launchpad for achieving our goal of increasing the share of manufacturing from 13% to 25% […]

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FED Dialogues Ep 1: With Dr. Arvind Panagariya

Evidence tells us, unequivocally, that sustained economic growth is the best bet for poverty alleviation. But scepticism about growth remains embedded in our discourse. In this episode, FED Director Rahul Ahluwalia talks to one of India’s most-renowned economists, first Vice-Chair of the NITI Aayog and Chair of the 16th Finance Commission, Dr. Arvind Panagariya. They discuss Dr. […]

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India’s Dilemma – Building Up Manufacturing or Soaring with Services?

Paving pathways for India’s labour force According to the PLFS report for 2021-22, the Indian worker population ratio for ages 15 and above is only 52.9%[1]. This is much lower compared to other countries, such as China (80%) and Japan (70%), during periods of rapid economic growth[2]. Further, 26.8% of the labour force is employed […]

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What the PLI scheme needs to succeed

The Indian government launched the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) in 2020, starting with the Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing Sector. When launched, it was heralded by the government as one of the major initiatives to increase the share of manufacturing in the country. However, the short-run results have been a bit of a mixed bag. Success appears […]

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India Needs to Do Much More if it Wants to Become An Electronics Manufacturing Hub

India’s growth in Electronic Manufacturing over the last few years has been remarkable. Since 2015, we have had a 15% annual growth in the Total Electronics and Electricals exports, with growth in Final Goods exports being a whopping 26%. However, in the global scenario, India is still behind by a huge margin. While China’s export […]