Hosur (Tamil Nadu), Nov 28 – Taking an indirect swipe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Union IT and Electronics Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday said that 99.2 percent of the mobile phones used in the country are made in India, and yet some Opposition leaders think that mobile phones are imported.
“There are some big leaders in the Opposition who still believe that mobile phones are imported. They forget that today 99.2 percent of mobile phones used in India are made in India,” Vaishnaw told reporters in a press conference at Tata’s iPhone plant here.
He further said the Indian mobile industry has experienced exponential growth as it has grown 20 times in the last nine years.
“All the mobile phones sold in India, 78% were import dependants, but in the year 2023, 99.2% of all mobiles phones are made in India,” the Minister also Xed.
He further added, “Mobile phone manufacturing has gone from miniscule to 44 billion; today it has crossed $100 billion.”
Vaishnaw media announcement came after his meeting with the key stakeholders and leaders in the mobile industry. The objective of the meeting was to conduct a comprehensive review of the progress made.
The meeting also gave a platform to acknowledge India’s achievements, discuss emerging challenges and explore new strategies for sustained growth.