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Explained: Has Indian gaming industry got what it takes to catch up?

India has half the number of gaming tech startups that China has, and also lags behind in funding for the sector

Explained: Has Indian gaming industry got what it takes to catch up?
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Ishaan Gera New Delhi
Although gaming startups in India have generated considerable investor interest over the years, the sector has not attracted enough attention from the government. Karnataka, one of the few states to have announced an Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics (AVGC) policy, has been the notable exception. In January this year, it launched its first centre of excellence for gaming, albeit nearly a decade after the policy announcement.

The union minister for commerce and industry, Piyush Goyal, highlighted the AVGC sector’s significance at a Confederation of Indian Industry event last year.

“AVGC is growing at 9 per cent and is expected

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First Published: Feb 21 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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