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INITIATIVES TO ENCOURAGE TOURISM IN INDIA : Government of India has launched web based e-ticketing for important monuments such as Taj Mahal in Agra and Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi. Further Archaeological Survey of India has identified 25 model monuments for e-ticketing as well as for making free public wifi available therein. Free wifi zones are already available in some touristic places of India such as Khan Market and Connaught Place, New Delhi; Shivaji Park, Navi Mumbai and Metro Station in Mumbai; MG Road, Brigade Road, Shanti Nagar, Yashwantpur and Indira Nagar in Bangalore; Kankariya Lake, Gandhi Ashram, Iskon Mall, Science City and Madhopura Market in Ahmedabad and between NIT Patna and Dunapur in Bihar. Google has announced to partner with Government of India to make free wifi available in 500 Railway Stations in India. Further information is available at www.incredibleindia.org

ELECTRONICS DEVELOPMENT FUND POLICY : To promote electronics manufacturingin India, Government of India has launched a policy that envisages setting up an Electronics Development Fund (EDF) to foster R&D and innovation in electronics, IT and nano electronics. CANBANK Venture Fund Limited is the designated Fund Manager for EDF. Under the policy, there are also various other schemes such as Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) Scheme, Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) and Semi-conductor Wafer Fabrication Manufacturing Facilities. EMC Scheme supports creation of world class infrastructure for attracting investments in the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector. The M-SIPS provides subsidy for investments in capital expenditure in the ESDM Sector.
 Further details are available at www.deity.gov.in/electronicsindia