Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar told ET, “In the beginning of 2021, we sat down with the industry and worked out a $300 billion roadmap. The minister said that one of the major things targeted is to increase exports from the current $18-20 billion to $120 billion by FY26. Mobile phone exports are expected to reach $9 billion this fiscal. Of the $120 billion electronics exports targeted by FY2026, mobile phones could account for $60 billion. According to industry data, exports of electronics goods have grown by 54 per cent to $10.2 billion in FY20 in the April-September period. The Rs 41,000-crore PLI scheme for smartphone manufacturing began in 2020 and Tamil Nadu has emerged as a strong player in attracting companies such as Foxconn and Pegatron, apart from Dell and India FIH (another Foxconn unit), which is Apple’s flagship company. is responsible for. Contract manufacturer. Another Apple contract manufacturer, Wistron has its base in Karnataka, while Samsung is manufacturing at its Uttar Pradesh plant. Apart from these states, other states including Gujarat and Maharashtra have pressed for electronics units.