Monday, July 21, 2014: The Narendra Modi led Central government looks pretty serious when it comes come encouraging electronics manufacturing in the country. Now, the centre is all out to help Bihar establish its electronics manufacturing hub. This hub will help improve the state of employment and revenue opportunities in the state, said Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister for communications and information technology.
Speaking at the BJP state executive meet in Patna, Prasad said, “We are ready to provide all help for establishing electronic manufacturing hubs as they will increase employment and revenue opportunities in the state. I have written to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.”
According to a PTI report, Prasad asserted, “The state just needs to provide us land and we will help establish electronic manufacturing centres. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants India to develop in electronics and manufacturing of electronic goods.”
The minister said that he has already initiated a discussion about the same by writing to the state CM about a month ago. But he has, so far, not got a reply on the letter.
In addition to the electronics hub, Prasad will also work towards setting up of at least 500 new mobile towers across the state, via Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). The towers will be set-up during the 2014-15 fiscal “to improve its connectivity across the state,” said Prasad.