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Phased Manufacturing Programme for Mobile Handsets: India

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Phased Manufacturing Programme for Mobile Handsets: India

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The government on Thursday announced a phased manufacturing programme (PMP), which will be rolled out over a period of time, a statement said in New Delhi.

“The focus is to ensure that through appropriate fiscal and financial incentives, indigenous manufacturing of cellular mobile handsets and various sub-assemblies which go into the manufacturing of handsets can be promoted over a period of time,” the statement said.

“This initiative will help in building a robust indigenous mobile manufacturing ecosystem in India and we believe that it will incentivize large-scale manufacturing. It is our roadmap to ensure an increase in the domestic value addition in the manufacturing of mobile handsets.

“It will give a huge impetus to local mobile manufacturing and will help us meet a significant portion of the global handset requirement over a period of time,” Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology said.

The phase-wise programme covers mechanics, die cut parts, microphone and receiver, keypad and USB cable in the current financial year (2017-18).

It also aims to promote the indigenous manufacturing of populated printed circuit boards, camera modules and connectors in 2018-19; and display assembly, touch panels, vibrator motor and ringer in 2019-20.

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