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Centre Approves Rs 180 Cr Electronics Manufacturing Cluster At Hubli-Dharwad In K’taka

The Manufacturing Cluster is expected to create over 18,000 jobs

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MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday announced in Bengaluru the approval for setting of the Rs 180 crore worth Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) at Dharwad.

The Manufacturing Cluster is expected to create over 18,000 jobs.

The project, which is being set up at Kotur-Balur Industrial Area in Dharwad District of Karnataka under EMC 2.0 scheme, is expected to catalyse investments to the tune of over Rs 1,500 crore.

Centre in its press note said that nine companies, including startups have already committed to make investment of Rs 340 crore with employment potential of 2,500 people.

The EMC is well connected with NH -48 (1 Km), Hubli Domestic Airport (33 Km) which will reduce the logistics/ transportation cost of the industry in the EMC.  

“Karnataka is emerging as a global Electronics manufacturing hub for the world, just as it is already a telecom hub with Apple plants in Kolar (Wistron) and Devanahalli (Foxconn). These new investments are creating jobs and development. The Narendra Modi government is committed to build India as a manufacturing hub as part of its ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ policies,” MoS Chandrasekhar said.

The Modified Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC 2.0) scheme was introduced on 1 April 2020 with an objective to create world class infrastructure along with common testing facilities, including Ready Built Factory sheds/Plug & Play infrastructure for attracting Anchor unit along with their supply chain to set up their manufacturing/production facility in the country.

Under the Scheme, three Electronics Manufacturing Clusters over an area of 1,337 acres with project cost of Rs 1,903 crore, including Central financial assistance of Rs 889 crore have been approved so far. This has a projected investment target of Rs 20,910 crore.