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Govt sets up task force to boost domestic production in gaming, visual effects sector | Latest News India

New Delhi: The info and broadcasting (I&B) ministry on Friday set up a task force for the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comic (AVGC) sector to boost domestic production in line with a price range announcement. In a press release, the ministry stated India has the potential to seize 5% (~$40 billion) of the worldwide AVGC market share by 2025 with an annual progress of round 25-30% and creating over 1,60,000 jobs yearly.

“The…sector in India has the potential to become the torchbearer of ‘Create in India’ & ‘Brand India’,” the assertion stated. It added the task force will advocate methods to realise and build domestic capability for serving the markets and the worldwide demand.

The I&B ministry’s secretary will head the task force, which could have representatives from talent improvement and entrepreneurship, training, electronics, and data know-how ministries, amongst others. It could have trade specialists together with Biren Ghosh (Technicolor India), Ashish Kulkarni (Punaryug Artvision), Jesh Krishna Murthy(Anibrain), Keitan Yadav (Redchillies VFX), Chaitanya Chinchlikar (Whistling Woods International), Kishore Kichili, (Zynga India) and Neeraj Roy, (Hungama Digital Media Entertainment).

The assertion stated the task force will even embody representatives of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, All India Council of Technical Education, National Council of Educational Research and Training, and trade our bodies such because the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.

The task force has been mandated to body a nationwide AVGC coverage and advocate a curriculum framework for graduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in associated sectors. It will even facilitate skilling initiatives in collaboration with educational establishments, vocational coaching centres, and Industry. “[It is meant to] boost employment opportunities, facilitate promotion and market development activities to extend the global reach of Indian AVGC Industry, and enhance exports and recommend incentives to attract FDI in AVGC sector,” the assertion stated.

Vivan Sharan of Koan Advisory Group, a know-how coverage consulting agency, stated the task force will create an enabling framework for furthering the trade. “The committee seems to be balanced. It does represent the value chain of AVGC and incorporates stakeholders. It will act as a steering force with industry experts.” He added authorities is probably going to rely closely on consultations. “The question remains where does the responsibility reside in terms of policy action. There is a requirement for an overarching policy for gaming but that is not the mandate of this committee.”

Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sushil Kumar Modi has been among the many lawmakers, who’ve sought a framework to regulate on-line gaming as its recognition rises.

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