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Dell, HP Apply to Manufacture Laptops in India

The decision by Dell and HP to manufacture laptops in India is a major boost for the country's manufacturing sector. It is also a sign of the growing confidence of global companies in India's economy. The laptop manufacturing industry is expected to create jobs for thousands of people in India.
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India’s electronics manufacture sector is witnessing a remarkable surge in activity.

More than 32 international electronics companies have recently applied to participate in the country’s production-linked incentive (PLI) program for information technology hardware.

This development comes in the wake of India’s announcement of restrictions on laptop imports.

This signals a major stride toward realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of enhancing domestic manufacture capacity under the “Make in India” initiative.

The PLI Program for Information Technology Hardware:

The applications from these electronics companies are a response to India’s $2 billion PLI program for information technology hardware, unveiled in May.

The program’s primary goal is to incentivize the manufacture of laptops, tablets, and servers within India’s borders.

It forms a crucial component of the government’s broader strategy to reduce import dependency, promote local manufacturing, and generate employment opportunities.

Read more: Sahasra Semiconductor Beats Micron to Become First Indian Company to Produce Chips

Key Participants:

Prominent global tech giants have enthusiastically embraced this opportunity. Noteworthy applicants include:

  1. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N)
  2. Dell Technologies (DELL.N)
  3. Asus (2357.TW)
  4. Acer (2353.TW)
  5. Lenovo (0992.HK)

Internationally recognized industry leaders show their keen interest in India’s PLI program, highlighting the country’s increasing appeal as a manufacturing hub.

The Implications of the PLI Scheme:

The PLI scheme for IT hardware is poised to have far-reaching consequences for India’s electronics manufacture landscape, including:

Boost in Local Production: Leading electronics manufacturers setting up or expanding operations in India will substantially increase the production of laptops, tablets, and servers.

This will significantly reduce reliance on imports and bolster domestic manufacturing.

Job Creation: The scheme is expected to generate approximately 75,000 direct jobs, providing a substantial boost to India’s employment landscape.

These employment opportunities will span various skill levels, from manufacture to research and development.

Economic Growth: The incremental investment of 24.3 billion rupees ($294.24 million) is anticipated to stimulate economic growth in the country.

This will not only contribute to the GDP but also create opportunities for ancillary industries and services.

Attracting Further Investment: The participation of global electronics giants in India’s PLI program has the potential to attract more foreign investment in the future.

This could lead to the development of a robust electronics manufacture ecosystem.

Technological Advancements: Collaboration between international companies and Indian firms may lead to the transfer of advanced technologies and know-how.

This would potentially enhance India’s capabilities in research and development.


India’s “Make in India” initiative has gained substantial traction in the electronics manufacturing sector.

This initiative not only aligns with the government’s vision of self-reliance and job creation but also strengthens India’s position as a global manufacturing hub.

As these electronics giants establish their presence in India, the nation can anticipate increased domestic production, economic growth, and technological advancements, representing a win-win situation for both the industry and the country.

Embrace the opportunity to be part of India’s electronics manufacture transformation today.

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