Meeting Kapil Sibal recently was interesting. He brought an impressive vision of how he would turn the Indian ICT industry from a Software focus to a hardware focus. He made interesting observation about the demographic on manufacturing; especially high technology and consumer electronics. The obvious point was that, it was time that the country thought and acted upon manufacturing; else it would have to make an import bill for just consumer electronics 6 times the GDP. It is my earnest suggestion that the government create access to capital as an essential means to promote innovation. The big boys will anyway play but it is the start-ups and new ideas that is going to contribute to growth and creation of wealth. What the Indian government should interest itself in is how wealth can be created within the country for its people while concurrently providing opportunities to the world to come and play in India on equal terms to Indian business. The $ 2 Billion announced to fund is a tiny drop for a $ 800 Billion Industry. Last but not the least, the country needs a dramatic transformation in the way its workforce is shaped; mediocrity will have to be replaced by a drive for excellence. The ICT ministry can start by creating a Knowledge Hub and create effective Learning Mechanisms for starters.