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The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), in consultation with various stakeholders and with the support of the Indian Association of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Manufacturers (IEEMA), prepared the Indian Industry Mission Plan for electrical equipment 2012-2022 in order to stimulate and support the domestic electricity sector. the future development of the equipment industry and improve its global competitiveness. .

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The Mission Plan, which was launched on July 24, 2013, aims to guide, coordinate and synergize the efforts of all stakeholders to accelerate and support the growth of the household electrical equipment industry. The 2022 vision articulated in the mission plan is to “make India the country of choice for the production of electrical equipment and achieve production of 100 billion dollars by balancing exports and imports”. The mission plan identifies five key areas of action: (i) competitiveness of the industry; (ii) technological upgrading; (iii) skills development; (iv) exports; and (v) converting latent demand. .

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In the five key areas, the mission plan identified the current state / areas of concern for the household electrical equipment industry. For each area of ​​concern, detailed recommendations were made for strategic and policy interventions by different stakeholders, including government and industry, to improve the competitiveness of the industry and stimulate its growth. .

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After the launch of the mission plan, two inter-ministerial groups (IMGs) were set up to formulate a coherent and common approach to address the various recommended interventions in key areas. Members of IMGs include all relevant government ministries / departments, such as Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Electricity, etc., representatives of industry and IEEMA. .

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Three IMG meetings took place on October 28, 2013; On April 22, 2014 and February 20, 2015 and apart from other issues, discussed ways to provide a level playing field in India to domestic manufacturers to compete with imported equipment, with emphasis on international standardization, setting at testing facilities, standardization of products ratings and specifications, fair contract terms, reduction of transaction costs of exports, industry initiatives, removal of technical barriers to exports, studies to be carried out, committee of experts on R&D for the electrical equipment industry, nuclear power plants, skills development, encourage innovation by students. .

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This information was given by Minister of State at the Ministry of Heavy Industries and State-owned Enterprises Shri GM Siddeshwara in response to a question written in Lok Sabha today. .

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