- The Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) will provide multi-level logistics, infrastructure and necessary testing and training facilities
- The union government will provide assistance to the EMCs
According to a report by the New Indian Express, sources in the Tamil Nadu state industries department have said that the state is planning to develop four Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs). These clusters will be in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Hosur and Kancheepuram as per the report. The project is likely to come up by 2023 said the report.
As per the report, the EMCs will provide multi-level logistics, infrastructure and necessary testing and training facilities said the sources. It will provide support to the upcoming electronic manufacturing industries in the state said the report.
Union government will provide assistance
Official sources also mentioned that the union government will provide assistance to the EMCs . This will be done to attract investment in electronic systems design and manufacturing. As per the report, the state government will extend support to investors with many ‘ease of doing business’ initiatives’. Through these, investors will be able to avail union government and state incentives and approvals and develop complementary external infrastructure.
The report also mentioned that the state government will also notify the EMCs as industrial townships. It will provide facilities such as high-speed internet connectivity, last-mile water supply and road connectivity.
Strategic electronics and components, industrial electronics
According to the report, the sources also said that through the Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCO), the state will promote electronic hardware manufacturing and industries in eight existing ELCO special economic zones (SEZ). These include Shollinganallur in Chennai, Vilankurichi in Coimbatore, Ilanthaiklam and Vadapalanji in Madurai, Navalpattu in Tiruchirapalli, Gangaikondan in Tirunelveli, Jagirammapalayam in Salem and Vishwanathapuram in Hosur.
The clusters will help industries catering to computers and peripherals, communication devices, electronic manufacturing devices. It will also help industries like strategic electronics and components, industrial electronics, automotive electronics.