Naya Raipur gets central nod for Electronic manufacturing cluster

From ET RE

RAIPUR: The central government has given final approval to the proposed Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Chattisgarh’s upcoming capital Naya Raipur.

State Secretary, Commerce and Industries, Subodh Kumar Singh today said that the final approval to the project was accorded by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology during a meeting in New Delhi last week.

Earlier, Chief Minister Raman Singh had urged Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad during a recent meeting in the national capital to ensure approval to the project to promote eco-friendly non-core sector in the state.

The proposed EMC to come up in 70 acres area as a special industrial park, will see the manufacturing of television set, CCTV cameras, set-top box, LED lights, computer related equipment and other electronic gadgets, he added.

It will be located at Tuta village in Sector-22 of Naya Raipur where around 61 industries would be set up which are expected to draw investments worth around Rs 2,000 crore.

The industrial zone would provide jobs to at least 3,800 people, he said.

The project will be set up by the state government agency Chattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation (CSIDC) in the next three years, Singh added.

The state government has completed requisite preparation for development of EMC and work in this regard will start immediately, he added.

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