||>>Look for a switch of company(which people say is risky at this time)
Unless you have worked on technologies like BI/SAP areas, I doubt if you can make a switch easily in the current economic conditions.
Your company has been very generous in retaining you even after 6 months on bench. If possible, try speaking to managers in your/other departments and offer them your services. Some managers accept less experienced guys as shadow resources but you have to convince them that you are a capable person.
If learning and exposure bothers you then you are already in the right place. To get exposure to design and development aspects, you can give a try on component development and design competitions. There is a lot you can learn by spending more time here.