Mobile Phone Manufacturing: ‘Make in India’ story is indeed a shining one
Noida is set to manufacture 30pc of all mobile phones in the world by 2025
India is the second-largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world after China. From just two mobile phone manufacturing units in 2014 to 268 mobile handset and accessories manufacturing units in 2019 tells the remarkable story of mobile manufacturing in India. India has achieved tremendous success in mobile phone and component manufacturing in the last four years with more than 95 per cent of domestic consumption now being produced in India. After domestic market saturation India has set a target of Rs 7.7 lakh crore of exports by 2025.
It is due to Make in India and Digital India program that Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the new mobile manufacturing center in the country. Noida is set to manufacture 30% of all mobile phones in the world by 2025. Pankaj Mohindroo, chairman of ICEA said that Noida is envisioned to become a global hub for mobile phone and components manufacturing. He said, “We estimate that out of the targeted $190 Bn value production and 100 Cr volume of phones to be produced by 2025, 30% of mobile phones will be manufactured in Noida, which is over $57 Bn productions of just phones, a 4x increase from the present numbers.”
Samsung launched the world’s largest mobile factory in Noida in July 2018. The factory aims to double the capacity for mobile phones manufacturing from 68 million units a year to 120 million units a year by 2020. Other Chinese mobile phone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo produce phones in the country. Apple has already started the assembling of iPhone 7 at Bengaluru. The National Policy on Electronics 2019 has set the target of promoting domestic manufacturing and export in the entire value-chain of ESDM to achieve a turnover of Rs 26 lakh crore by 2025. This includes a targeted production of one billion mobile phones by 2025, valued at Rs 13 lakh crore, including 600 million mobile handsets valued at Rs 7 lakh crore for export.
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