Over 30% domestic value add possible in LED lighting

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At a recent meeting held in the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) to ascertain the manufacturing capabilities of LED/LED based lighting products in India, the council has proposed to distribute about 20 million LED based lights by the Ministry of Power to people below poverty line during the 12th Five Year Plan.

This would provide a huge boost to the LED demand and as a result, manufacturing of LED products. The purpose of the meeting was to ascertain the manufacturing capabilities of LED/LED based lighting products in India that will serve as input to Ministry of Power to provide a road map for notifying the preference to domestically manufactured LED based lighting products.

The Committee also arrived at the conclusion that enough capacity exists in the country for die packaging, while assembly of LED driver and lighting fixture/LED driver are being manufactured indigenously. The members were unanimous in their view that the entire demand can be met indigenously and to start with, domestic value addition in the range of 30 – 40 per cent can be achieved easily.

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