Rajeev Chandrashekar, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has emphasised on the importance of having India centric cloud space. Chandrashekar was addressing the Industry Consultation on Draft National Data Centre & Cloud Policy in Chennai.
According to the minister the Draft National Data Centre & Cloud Policy is aimed to encourage the usage of indigenous platforms or solutions in the Data Centre and Cloud operations. Chandrashekar said the policy is aimed to facilitate setting up of energy efficient, sustainable and green data centres.
The minister also informed that the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is open for the ideas from the industries for the development of the country. He said that India has improved in use of technology for governance and development.
Amitesh Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary, MeitY who was also present during the consultation said that Draft policy on National Data Centre intends to accelerate the growth in the projected Data Centre capacity in the country with a capacity addition of 2000 MW by 2027.
Currently, India is home to around 499 MW installed power capacity for Data Centres and is expected to grow to 1007 MW by next year, he informs.
Around 300 industry representatives discussed various suggestions including providing incentive for Local Value Addition.
They discussed the component wise cost breakup for setting up of 5 MW Data Centre for IT & Non-IT. Additionally, common approvals along with the project phases required for setting up of Data Centres during pre-construction, construction and post construction phases were also discussed.