India's finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has announced plans to set up three artificial intelligence (AI) centers of excellence at top academic institutions, The Econimic Times reported on Wednesday.
The creation of 100 laboratories at engineering universities for work in the field of applied application of 5G communication technologies was also announced.
In addition, the creation of a national digital library for children and adolescents was announced to increase the availability of books in order to neutralize the consequences of the loss in the quality of education during the pandemic.
Recall that India is implementing ambitious plans to replace Chinese factories where electronics are produced with its own capacities. However, a number of experts believe that the country's capabilities in this matter are limited - for example, the share of industrial production in the Indian economy is 14%. Since 2014, the government has been trying to bring this figure up to 25%. However, these plans could not be implemented either by 2020 or by 2022. Now the authorities expect to increase the share of industrial production in the country's GDP to 25% by 2025.