As a part of mission Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Union Cabinet yesterday approved the PLI scheme for white goods and high efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) modules with an outlay of 10,738 Crore. The white goods segment which consists of air conditioners and LED lights, was given Rs. 6,238 Crore and the solar PV modules segment was given Rs. 4,500 Crore. The promised incentives will be provided for the manufacturing of these products in the country over the next five years. “The prime objective of the PLI scheme is to make manufacturing in India globally competitive by removing sectoral disabilities, creating economies of scale and ensuring efficiencies. It is designed to create a complete component ecosystem in India and make India an integral part of the global supply chains. The scheme is expected to attract global investments, generate large scale employment opportunities and enhance exports substantially,” said the government in a press release.