KOCHI: The Union Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has accorded final approval for the proposal submitted by the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra) to set up a green-field electronics manufacturing cluster at Kakkanad here.
The proposal is to set up an electronics cluster of international standards, under the 'Make in India-Make in Kerala' initiative. Kinfra is planning to implement the project in a phased manner.
The decision follows a steering committee meeting chaired by secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, New Delhi. Kinfra managing director Dr M Beena and Kinfra (Technical) manager G Sunil attended the meeting. "Kinfra has identified around 67 acres of land in the Ernakulam district, with easy road connectivity to the airport and the seaport. The land lies adjacent to the existing industrial park," stated an official release.
A detailed project report (DPR) has been prepared for the `157-crore electronics manufacturing hub. The Central Government has granted in-principle nod for the project.
The Central Government will provide `50 crore as grant for the project.
The target beneficiaries: manufacturers of desktops, laptops, notebooks, tablet PCs, telecom equipment, mobile handsets/accessories, consumer electronics, colour TV, set-top boxes, LEDs, CFLs, liquid crystal displays, industrial electronics, semiconductors/ATMP memories, electronic components and solid state memory products.