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Govt to set up telecom specific SEZs

Setting up of more telecom specific Special Economic Zones (SEZ) will make India a telecom manufacturing hub.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 15:07 IST
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IT and Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Wednesday said the government will facilitate setting up of more telecom specific Special Economic Zones (SEZ) to make India a telecom manufacturing hub.

"An export promotion council will also be set up for providing necessary platform for export of telecom equipment. We have intention to make available the handset at a price level of Rs 1000 by next year," he said at a press conference outlining achievements of his ministry in the last two years.

Maran expected $10-11 billion of investment can materialise in manufacturing sector in the next 2-3 years.

First Published: May 24, 2006 15:07 IST