CHENNAI: A “Tamil Nadu Electronic Hardware Policy” will soon be put in place with a view to increasing domestic production and boosting exports to a considerable level, Chief Minister MK Stalin announced on Friday.
Speaking at the inauguration of Taiwanese electronics giant Pegatron’s smartphone factory in Mahindra City, Chengalpattu district, Stalin said he wanted Tamil Nadu to be the first manufacturing center of mobile phones, a distinction now held by China.
As efforts were made to bring the complete supply chain of smartphone production to the state, the government’s aspiration was to make Tamil Nadu a leader not only in electronics manufacturing but in all sectors. .
Driven by the goal of transforming the state into a US$1 trillion economy by 2030, the government was striving to attract high-tech industries that would provide job opportunities for the people and a memorandum of understanding was recently signed for the establishment of a semiconductor. plant in the state, he said.
Thanking Pegatron for making its foray into the state with the smartphone manufacturing project with an investment of Rs 1,100 crore and employment opportunities for 14,000 people at this time, Stalin said he was happy to learn that the company was also planning to launch its second phase of the business in the state itself.
Assuring full government support for the expansion project, he urged the company to also start all its future projects in the state, and urged them to encourage other companies also to come to Tamil Nadu to start businesses commercial.
The fact that Pegatron managed to start production within 18 months of signing the MoU revealed the investor-friendly atmosphere in the state, which was allocating land, issuing necessary permits and extending concessions without delay, he said.
Thanking Pegatron for having trusted the State to choose it for the establishment of its new production unit, he was delighted to note that most of the 1,400 jobs generated by the new company would go to women, as this would not would only strengthen the Dravidian fabric. A model governance that is committed to empowering women socially and economically.
As of now, Tamil Nadu was the state where most women were working in the companies and the DMK government was also trying to support women by providing them with the right working environment that gives them the necessary security and respect , in addition to providing them with safe switching facilities.
The government which saw the introduction of a free bus service for women as its responsibility, as the measure gave economic independence to women, had also come up with schemes to provide subsidies to businesses that employed more women. .
The idea behind the encouragement of new industrial ventures in the state was that it would allow the region and the district to grow, allowing the communities living around the place to thrive with young people and women getting opportunities job, he said.
In the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) in the state, the electronics department was at the forefront with potential to redesign the production board itself, he said.
The current trend has led to the state contributing 20 percent of the country’s electronics production with companies like Samsung, Foxconn, Flextronics, Sanmina, Bosch, Salcomp, Delta Electronics and TATA electronics having established companies there, he said. he declares.
Apart from electronics and smartphones, the state also produced computer equipment, consumer goods as well as white goods such as refrigerators, washing machines and LED lights, he said.