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Foxconn to set up an electronic manufacturing plant in Telangana

The plant is expected to generate around 1 lakh jobs in the region and boost the Indian government's "Make in India" initiative.

New Delhi: Foxconn, the Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturer, has announced plans to set up an electronic manufacturing plant in Telangana, India. The plant is expected to generate around 1 lakh jobs in the region and boost the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative.

The plant will be set up in the Narasapur Industrial Area in Telangana’s Medak district and will manufacture electronic components, including mobile phones, tablets, and other devices. The total investment for the project is estimated to be around $2.5 billion.

The state government of Telangana has offered several incentives to Foxconn, including land at a subsidized rate and tax exemptions for 15 years. The government has also promised to provide the necessary infrastructure and support to ensure the success of the project.

Foxconn’s decision to set up the plant in Telangana is a major boost for the state’s economy and for India’s “Make in India” initiative. The initiative, launched by the Indian government in 2014, aims to promote India as a manufacturing hub and increase the country’s share of global manufacturing output.

The announcement also comes as part of Foxconn’s strategy to expand its presence in India, which is one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets. The company already has a manufacturing facility in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, which produces smartphones for companies like Xiaomi and Nokia.

The new plant in Telangana is expected to generate significant employment opportunities in the region, providing a much-needed boost to the local economy. It is also expected to attract other companies to the region, as Telangana establishes itself as a major hub for electronics manufacturing.

Foxconn’s investment in Telangana is just one example of the growing interest in India’s manufacturing sector. With a large and skilled workforce, a favorable business environment, and government incentives, India is fast emerging as a key destination for electronics manufacturing. As more companies like Foxconn invest in India, the country’s manufacturing sector is expected to see significant growth in the coming years.