CII commends I&B Ministry on release of AVGC Promotion Taskforce Report

New Delhi, Dec 28 (FN Bureau) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has welcomed the report of AVGC Promotion Taskforce and commended the Ministry of I&B on having released the report which contains several measures recommended for the growth of the animation, visual effects, gaming, comics and extended reality (AR/VR/MR) sector in India.

”The AVGC task force has shown great collaboration and synergy and has provided innovative suggestions for the strategy which has been incorporated in the draft national and state AVGC policies,” a statement from the CII said. ”As a member of the taskforce, CII has worked closely with the industry participants of the task force and its other stakeholders to scope and recommend several initiatives which have been the request across industry and academia. This will help catapult the AVGC industry to be the USD 100 million sector that has been envisaged in several forums,” it said. “The Prime Minister of India has announced that the AVGC sector can be a ‘soft-power’ taking India’s stories to the world.

Accordingly, the proposed policy will be a roadmap towards implementing this vision in a holistic manner building a bridge between government, industry and academia and making India an AVGC hub to the world,” CII National AVGC &XR Subcommittee Chairman Biren Ghose said. “The task force has extended valuable recommendations to create an enabling environment to catalyse the growth of the gaming sector in India. Its focus on market development, skilling, infrastructure development, easy access to funding and technologies, high quality content, among others would take the Indian gaming industry to new heights if implemented properly,” Rajan Navani, Chair, CII Sub Committee on Gaming, and Founder and CEO, JetSynthesys, said.