Explained: How the PLI scheme works for laptops, tablets and mobile devices

As with telecom equipment makers, the disconnect between the productivity-linked incentive (PLI) scheme and economic policy appears to be repeated for laptops, tablets and mobile devices (see part one published yesterday). The government expects 75 per cent of the incremental production of Rs 3.26 trillion of laptops and tablets to be earmarked for exports. The scheme is for manufacturers of laptops with an invoice value of Rs 30,000 and tablets of over Rs 15,000. Yet the collective additional investment requirement by companies that just want to qualify for the PLI programme is mere Rs .....

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