EMCs to make state self-reliant in electronics manufacturing
BHOPAL: The Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs)
coming up at Badwai near Bhopal and Purva near Jabalpur will help Madhya
Pradesh become self-reliant in electronics products by attracting IT/EHM
investments. Through it, a target has been set to reduce electronics imports to
zero. With the first two EMCs of the country, Madhya Pradesh will become a
major centre of electronics industry.
The main objective of the scheme is to promote
investments in “Electronics Systems Design & Manufacturing” (ESDM). ESDM
sector includes telecom equipments including mobile sets, opto-electronics, IT
hardware, bio-metric/identity devices, consumer electronics, power supply for
ESDM products, medical electronics, semi-conductor wafering, solar
photovoltaics, semi-conductor chips and components, FABs for ESDM, LEDs, LCDs,
avionics, electro-mechanical components, nano-electronics, e-waste processing,
automobile electronics and electronics manufacturing services.
Under EMC Scheme, assistance will be given for a
number of activities including construction of internal road, streetlights,
water treatment plant, electricity sub-station, backup water plant,
warehousing, hostel and mess for employees, ESIC, educational facilities,
shopping malls, R&D services, training facility, IT manufacture, telecom,
packaging, testing and certification facility, safety, electronics and
mechanical properties, RoHS testing, tax support, pollution control etc.
A number of facilities and concessions are being given
to electronics industry in Madhya Pradesh. The state government has implemented
IT Investment Policy-2014. Under the policy, all facilities are being given
through single window clearance. Besides, 5 percent subsidy is being given on
interest, 25 percent capital investment subsidy on new units, 50 percent
subsidy on stall rentals for participating in IT events, 75 percent rebate on
the cost of land, concessions in stamp duty, VAT and CST refunds, reimbursement
on skill gap training upto 50 percent of the cost, industry-friendly policy for
captive power generation and usage, benefit of entry tax and facilities on
expansion and modernisation are major provisions of the policy.
Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar
Prasad will inaugurate IT Park and EMC at village Badwai near Bhopal on October
6. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will preside over the function.