I&B ministry holds national workshop on draft policies for animation, gaming

On Tuesday, the ministry of Information and broadcasting launches the first national  Workshop and Consultation on Draft AVGC (Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming & Comics – Extended Reality) Policies.

The event was conducted for professionals in the industry, academia & the government. There was forthcoming participation from several Government bodies of both Centre & State levels related to AVGC, along with the industry associations & industry leaders of the AVGC sector. Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of I&B and Chairman AVGC Taskforce, inaugurated the workshop.

Secretary, Ministry of I&B, in his inaugural address, spoke about multiple enablers of the AVGC sector, with Education and Skilling being among the sector’s core pillars.
The Secretary said, “AVGC sector has witnessed unprecedented growth rate in recent times and is expected to grow exponentially in the coming decade.

Underlining the scope of the industry in the future Chandra said, “AVGC is today in a place where the Indian IT sector was in the 2000s. The IT sector has grown to become a substantial contributor in the world and the same potential resides in the AVGC sector, he added, noting that major movies in Hollywood today involve skill and manpower from India.”

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