Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program

South Korean huge Samsung, Apple’s contract making partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian mobile phone vendors Micromax and Lava amongst others have actually applied for India’s $6.6 billion incentive program focused on boosting the local smartphone production, New Delhi stated on Saturday.

The scheme, called Production-Linked Incentive Scheme, will use a series of incentives to companies including a 6% financial incentive on additional sales of products produced in your area over 5 years, with 2019-2020 set as the base year, India’s IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in an interview.

22 companies have actually used for the reward program– that also consists of manufacturing of electronic devices parts– and have agreed to export 60% of their in your area produced systems beyond India, said Prasad. He stated the companies estimate they will produce smart devices and elements worth $153 billion throughout the five-year duration.

The Production-Linked Incentive Scheme is targeted at turning India into a worldwide hub of premium production of mobile phones and assistance Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to make the nation self-reliant, stated Prasad.

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