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Pinarayi Vijayan says he wants to transform Kerala into a manufacturing hub

The Kerala government intends to transform the state into a manufacturing hub with special focus on electronic hardware manufacturing, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday. Hardware parks, funding for EMCs, an Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) policy and formation of a Hardware Mission were announced in the last budget. The Hardware Mission had […]

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 23, 2017 10:33 pm
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The Kerala government intends to transform the state into a manufacturing hub with special focus on electronic hardware manufacturing, Chief
Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday.

Hardware parks, funding for EMCs, an Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) policy and formation of a Hardware Mission were announced in the last budget.

The Hardware Mission had conducted a study to identify key players in the ESDM ecosystem in the state, create an inventory of assets in electronics manufacturing and core competencies that could be developed, he said. The CM said the mission had submitted its EDSM policy report, which indicated a potential for Kerala to leverage its strengths in human resources, startup ecosystem, high consumption and a proactive policy to establish a manufacturing hub in electronics and related hardware.

“Kerala is betting heavily on electric mobility and this will be a huge opportunity for attracting manufacturing to the state,” he said. The possibility of exploiting the existing strengths to enable a power electronics cluster in the state was also being explored, the CM said.

An MoU with Intel and UST for exploring the potential to establish manufacturing of PCs and servers in the state was also on the anvil, he said. Vijayan said once the feasibility was established, a joint venture with government and private players would be made. He claimed these initiatives would also help public sector Keltron to regain its position as a key player in electronics manufacturing.

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    praveen
    Oct 25, 2017 at 10:18 am
    Too much of an imbalance for the anatomy geographic structure of different districts of kerala. Not spreading the focus on northern districts will be of no use in terms of collaboration from the neighboring states. Palakkad is accessible in 45 minutes from the Industrial hub Coimbatore which would also help the people from other districts to travel moderately. Travel Logistics is a critical parameter in hardware industry and everything cannot be transported by flight. Malappuram Kozhikkode are other possible locations to connect from Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. Kasargod is accesaible to Mangalore, the future startup district in developement.by karnataka govt. Setting up every top mission in Capital city doesnt add the value of the state and severly lead to human drain and migrations of young workforce to elsewhere which has already happened. Leave the old philosophy of Complete Control upfront, rather look for collaboration and spreading approach that would help all..
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      Smart
      Oct 23, 2017 at 10:57 pm
      What he can make Kerala is a terrorist hub. Manufacturing has never been CPM's strength. Their strength lies only in lying and killing people.
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