January 23, 2021

Chhattisgarh Govt To Establish Electronics Manufacturing Cluster

Celestica employees work at a production line in a factory in Dongguan, China's southern Guangdong provinceUnder the EMC (Electronics Manufacturing Cluster) scheme, the government of Chhattisgarh is planning to provide one stop integrated facilities with manufacturing support, welfare and common infrastructure facilities to the prospective electronics manufacturing industries.

The EMC established as per the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). The Union Ministry of Communication and IT (MOC & IT) has issued a notification with DeitY guidelines of the central government for setting up EMC in Naya Raipur.

Naya Raipur is the new capital city of Chhattisgarh and is expected to emerge as India’s first smart city with most modern facilities. The EMC at Naya Raipur is envisaged to house world class ecosystem for electronics manufacturing industries.

The govt has a broad list of support manufacturing facilities proposed in the EMC which include; Product design house, Tool room, Testing, calibration and certification facility, Printing and packaging facilities.

The identified land at Naya Raipur is spread over 28.32 hectares of land and has connectivity through NH-43 and NH-6. An IT SEZ is also proposed in the vicinity of the proposed location.

The development of the ‘Electronic Manufacturing Cluster’ will open gates for investment of Rs 5000 million in 50 industries and will create employment opportunities for about 1000 people. It is a major achievement in the direction of establishing pollution-free industries of Non-core sector in Naya Raipur.

It is worth recalling the Chhattisgarh government has now included Electronics Manufacturing also under its IT/ITeS Policy. This has been done as per the vision of the PM on ‘Make in India’ initiative for which the State government has envisioned ‘Make in Chhattisgarh’ campaign.