State Govt rolls out hardware, ICT policies

State Govt rolls out hardware, ICT policies

Under the Electronic Hardware Policy 2011, the government proposes to set up four electronics hardware manufacturing hubs in four corridors which will be operated as special economic zones.

The hubs will come up on Bangalore-Tumkur, West Karnataka-Shimoga-Hassan, North Karnataka-Hubli-Dharwar and Mysore-Nanjangud corridors.

The Bangalore-Tumkur corridor will be for semiconductors, alternative/solar energy, aerospace, medical electronics and embedded systems. The West Karnataka-Shimoga-Hassan for manufacture of electronics components, plastics, metal fabrication and electronics manufacturing services.

The North Karnataka-Hubli-Dhawar belt for automotive electronics, high-tech machining and high-tech tooling and Mysore-Nanjangud electronics hardware manufacture base for meidcal electronics and computer peripherals.

Each hub will come up on 500 acre of land of which 200 each will be earmarked for large units on a ready-to-install basis, 50 acre each for testing labs, warehouses, and other amenities.

The government also proposes to set up a mobile handset manufacturing-cum-assembly hub on 100 acre plot in the IT Investment Region planned near BIAL, Bangalore.

Interested investors will be provided fiscal incentives as per the Karnataka Industrial Policy.

Likewise, under the ICT Policy 2011, the government plans to set up a research hub in Bangalore along with a prototype and testing laboratory. It also proposes to put in place an innovation park on PPP model for MSMEs comprising plug and play office space, simulation facilities et al. Besides, a self-certification of statutory compliance by IT companies, Institute of Information Technology in North Karnataka, centres of excellence, cyber halls in cluster for studies et al have been planned. Fiscal incentives as per the Karnataka Industrial Policy would be provided.

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