The Indian electrical equipment manufacturing industry registered a growth of 16.6 per cent during Q1 of FY 2011-12, maintaining almost the same quarter of 2010-11 which stood at 16.73 per cent. Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA), the apex association of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment, has based these growth figures, after rigorous analysis, on the production and sales data collected from its member organisations, which represent 95 per cent of the entire sector. Vimal Mahendru, President, IEEMA, said that the industry was passing through a challenging phase. On one hand, there was the huge opportunity presented by the mandated 'Electricity for All by 2012', and yet, the challenge of meeting this inspiring goal within the balance time of this financial year was becoming a daunting task. While the electrical equipment industry was geared with production capacity, it seemed that procedural delays in releasing timely tenders and contracts, and runaway cost escalation were holding back electrification of the country.