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Two electronic manufacturing clusters coming up in Madhya Pradesh

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 06, 2014 Published on October 06, 2014

Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad,

Foundation laid; to be ready in two years



Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday laid the foundation stone of two greenfield Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) at Purva, Jabalpur and Badwai, Bhopal.

The two clusters in Madhya Pradesh are the first greenfield EMCs in the country to get final approval and sanction of grants from the Government.

“They will be operational in two years. It is expected that EMC at Jabalpur will generate around 3,000 direct employment opportunities and around 9,000 indirect employment opportunities,” the Ministry of Communications and IT said in a statement.

More job opportunities

The EMC at Purva is spread over 40 acres and is being set up at an estimated cost of ₹38 crore, out of which Government is providing a grant of ₹17.75 crore. It will generate around 1,400 direct employment opportunities and around 4,000 indirect employment opportunities, it said.

The greenfield EMC at Badwai is spread over an area of 50 acres and is being set up at an estimated cost of ₹47 crore out of which Government is providing a grant of ₹21 crore.

The EMC in Bhopal will mainly focus on telecom and IT hardware product manufacturing including major manufacturing units like Bharat Business Channel (Videocon Group), for manufacturing of set top boxes, the statement said.

Other units such as EVDAT Software Technologies Pvt Ltd, and Heaven Techno System Pvt Ltd have already shown interest and given commitments of setting up of manufacturing facilities in this EMC, it added.

Published on October 06, 2014
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