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Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is willing to give 200 acres of land near Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) to facilitate the growth of semiconductor industries, said Karnataka Minister for Electronics, IT/BT, and S&T Dr C N Ashwatha Narayana on Saturday.

Speaking in a webinar on “India Opportunities in Semiconductor Packaging – Sectorwise perspective of an OSAT” organised by the Electronic Industries Association of India ( ELCINA) he told, the government will also provide required amenities like water, power, etc to the proposed land.

The Union government has stood for the growth of the electronic industry by bringing out production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes.

Along with this, the GoK has earmarked Rs 2000 Crores as subsidy for a period of 5 years to support the development of industry and this has resulted in a very positive impact, he stated.

“The ecosystem for the flourish of electronics sector is very conducive and the country’s consumption per capita with regard to electronic goods is also increasing. This opportunity should be best made of to build the nation by responding to Atma Nirbhar initiatives,” said Dr C N Ashwatha Narayana.

The Minister also highlighted that all the emerging industries such as robotics, artificial intelligence, Medical devices, telemedicine, Industry 4.0, Consumer electronics, Space & Defense, etc primarily depend on electronics.

“Considering this, to facilitate the growth of the industry-government has come out with the Engineering Research & Development Policy and upgraded ITI’s, GTTC’s across the state together with revamping curriculum in higher education courses,” he explained.

Dr.Ashwin Agarwal, Raju Goel, Amrit Manwani, Raju Manikyam, Mukul Yuddhaveera Singh were among a few who were present.

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