India is eyeing share of 5-6 percent in $300 billion global Internet of Things (IoT) industry in the next five years, Department of Electronics and IT Secretary JS Deepak in New Delhi said. Also Read - Gujrat government offering farmers up to Rs 1,500 to buy a smartphone
“A policy framework around Internet of things is in consultation stage. As per reports global IoT industry would be $300 billion (roughly Rs. 19,80,089 crores) by 2020 globally. The idea of IoT policy is that India should have 5-6 percent share at least of global industry,” he said while speaking at the CII National IoT Summit. Also Read - India's CCI must introduce anti-competitive practices for global tech giants, allow Indian businesses to flourish
Deepak said that the policy in works aims at creating $15 billion (roughly Rs. 98,999 crores) domestic industry by 2020. Under Internet of Things technology various devices will be connected with Internet that will automatically share data among concerned people. Also Read - India may soon announce its own ‘Atmanirbhar’ app store as alternative to Google, Apple
At the event, companies demonstrated thermometer and ECG devices, among others that can automatically transmit patient’s data to consultant physician.
“IoT can be a game changer. It can save lot of power. We see street lights being on in small cities and towns even during day. With help of technology such lights can be automatically turned off which can result in huge saving for the power sector,” Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation said at the event.
Deepak said government has issued roadmap for development of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication which will lay foundation for IoT in the country.
“The various policy piece that we are laying out will lead to IoT becoming a centrepiece of Digital India structure. Increasing M2M communications has been something that we have always inspired for,” Deepak said.