Govt : Investment in electronic manufacturing grew by 27% this year

The government said that investment, in electronic manufacturing grew by 27 per cent this year. The total volume of investment reached 1.57 lakh crore this year as compared to 1.43 lakh crore last year.

In an year end review, the Ministry of Electronics and IT said, the flagship project of the government Digital India has made rapid progress and digital transactions witnessed a growth of over 300 per cent during this year.

The Ministry said, there has been almost 60 per cent rise on the production of mobile phones, adding 4 lakh direct and indirect jobs in the sector.

The Ministry said, with an objective to empower the people with a unique identity and a digital platform to authenticate anytime, anywhere, Aadhaar is the world’s largest biometrics based digital identity system. It said, total number of Aadhaar account holders reached to 119 Crore in 2017 compared to 104 Crore in 2016.

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