‘Create in India,’ says task force on gaming, animation and VFX

A “Create in India” campaign with an exclusive focus on content creation; an international platform for animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) aimed at attracting foreign direct investment, co-production treaties and innovation in collaboration with international counterparts; national and regional centres of excellence for skill development; and leveraging the National Education Policy to develop creative thinking at school level.

These are among the recommendations in the report of a task force on AVGC promotion, submitted to the Union government. The task force has proposed a national AVGC-Extended Reality Mission with a budget outlay to be created for the integrated promotion and growth of the sector.

Draft national and State policies for the promotion of the sector have been submitted by the task force, which presented the report to Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on December 22. Chaired by I&B Secretary Apurva Chandra, the group comprised Secretaries of the associated Union Ministries, including those of Skill Development, Education, Electronics and Information Technology, besides prominent faces of the sector.

“The Ministry of Education may advise NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) to create books focusing on subjects relevant to AVGC,” the report said.

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