India’s online gaming industry is growing and government regulations will be good for it, said Sameer Barde, chief executive officer of the E-gaming Federation (EGF). The industry's worry is the "knee-jerk reaction" of states in regulating the industry, he told Raghav Aggarwal in an interview. Edited excerpts:
How has 2022 been for the online gaming industry in India?
It was a mixed bag. In terms of business 2022 has been robust. The other positives were the finance minister announcing the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) task force in the Budget (in February); the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) being proactive in doing industry consultations, and the constitution of the inter-ministerial task force to look at the