January 27, 2021

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Govt launches contest to advertise homegrown microprocessor corporations



NEW DELHI: The federal government has launched a contest to advertise homegrown microprocessor corporations consistent with its intention of Atmanirbhar Bharat. This comes after indigenously developed microprocessors ‘Shakti’ and ‘Vega’ have been rolled out underneath the Microprocessor Improvement Programme of the ministry of electronics and IT.

Beneath the Swadeshi Microprocessor Problem, 100 shortlisted corporations will win a grant of complete Rs 1 Crore, whereas 25 finalists will win Rs. 1 crore every. The highest 10 groups coming into the finale will get the seed fund of complete Rs 2.30 Crore and 12 months of incubation assist.

Launching the initiative, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Regulation & Justice, Communications and Electronics & Data Expertise, mentioned that Swadeshi Microprocessor Problem- Innovate Options for Aatmanirbhar Bharat will present additional impetus to the sturdy ecosystem of Begin-up, innovation and analysis within the nation. The federal government has already launched contents to advertise a homegrown video conferencing instrument together with give a push to native cell purposes.

“As one of many concrete steps in direction of realizing the ambition of self-reliance and a momentous stride in direction of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”, this initiative is aimed toward not solely assembly India’s future necessities of strategic and industrial sectors but additionally has the potential to mitigate the problems of safety, licensing, expertise obsolescence and most crucially chopping dependency on imports,” the federal government mentioned in an announcement. The design, growth and fabrication of those processor variants at foundry within the nation and overseas will take India nearer to the aim of creating an ecosystem of Digital System Design & Manufacturing within the nation, it added.