Work On First Phase Of Noida CoE For Mobile Accessories To Begin, First Instalment Of Rs 6.6 Crore Released
- The CoE is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023
- Additional Chief Secretary (IT and Electronics) Alok Kumar said that the state government has also consented to release Rs 2.2 crore as its share towards the project
The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has released its first instalment of Rs 6.6 crore for the Centre of Excellence (CoE) project being developed in Noida. The CoE is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.
Additional Chief Secretary (IT and Electronics) Alok Kumar said that the state government has also consented to release Rs 2.2 crore as its share towards the project, being developed under the state’s Electronic Manufacturing Policy, so that the first phase of development can start.
Infrastructure for testing and other requirements with a fully functional testing lab
Kumar added that the CoE will work towards transfer of technology and provide product testing support. He said that infrastructure for testing and other requirements with a fully functional testing lab which will be used by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) will be developed at the centre. It will be equipped with a tool room and component library.
The project is being implemented by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Noida in collaboration with the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) at an estimated cost of Rs 16.76 crore. Of this, the Centre’s share is Rs 8.55 crore,and the UP government and ICEA will contribute Rs 2.85 crore and Rs 5.36 crore respectively
He added that once established, five products, including chargers, power banks and wireless power banks, LED and speakers based on lithium-ion cells will be developed and tested during the first year. Four products will be developed during the second year. This includes battery monitoring system for electric vehicles, solar plants and solar system battery pack, whereas, GPS navigation system, UPS system, sountimeter and ticket vending machines are proposed to be developed during the third year.
Skill development in electronic system design and development
Kumar said that other than services to the electronics industry, facilities for skill development in electronic system design and development will also be provided at the CoE. It will also provide standardisation and testing support for in-country and global needs.
The ACS said that the project implementation period had been fixed at 36 months from December 30, 2020, and therefore, the CoE is well on course to be completed by the last week of December, 2023. Its objectives are aimed at design and development of products related to the power bank industry, mobile handset accessories and electronics applications.