Component manufacturing has not taken off in a big way in India, and till date, a significant percentage of components used by the Indian electronics industry is being imported. According to a recent survey conducted by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) in association with Electronics Industries Association of India (ELCINA), the size of the total electronics components industry was over US$ 9.2 billion in 2010, of which over 60 per cent was met through imports. Furthermore, value addition in locally manufactured components was low because of the high dependence on imported raw materials and inputs. As a result, actual local content met less than a third of total demand.
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