Dharwad and Mysuru to get Electronics Manufacturing Cluster

The Government of Karnataka has decided to set up Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) at Dharwad and Mysuru, an initiative by the Department of Electronics, IT, BT, S&T.

The project envisages the ESDM (Electronics System Design & Manufacturing) companies to set up Anchor units in Karnataka under the ‘EMC 2.0’ scheme by the Government of India.

Kotur & Belur industrial areas in Dharwad and Kochanahalli industrial areas in Mysuru have already been selected to set up Electronics Manufacturing Cluster in the state.

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for setting up Electronic Manufacturing plants as Anchor units.

The government has proposed to utilize 222 and 232.47 acres of land in Dharwad and Mysuru respectively to establish Electronic Manufacturing Clusters.

The interested firms can submit their EoI by sending an email to kitsgok@karnataka.gov.in with the subject “Expression of Interest for EMC 2.0” within 15th March 2022.

Dharwad and Mysuru to get Electronics Manufacturing Cluster
List of products Eligible for Incentives under EMC 2.0

Karnataka is the 4th largest Electronics manufacturer in the country accounting for 10% of the Total Electronic Industrial output. The state is home to more than 300 export-oriented units.

Karnataka‘s contribution to the national share stands at ~50% in electronic product companies and 40% in Electronic design. Karnataka has immense potential in the manufacturing of high-value electronic components.

Electronics, Systems Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) sector has seen rapid growth in the past decade, riding on the increasing demand from emerging market economies.

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) – The Government of India introduced EMC 2.0 scheme back in April 2020.

The objective of the EMC 2.0 scheme is to provide Financial Assistance to Set up/Expand EMC projects and to improve Amenities/Logistics to promote Ease of Doing Business in the Electronic industry.

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