With the setting-up of more than 268 mobile handsets and component factories in the country over past four and half years, investment in mobile manufacturing sector helped in generating around 6.7 lakh jobs in India.
In a bid to encourage domestic mobile phone manufacturing in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Make in India” initiative in 2014.
A survey conducted by ICEA reveals that the Delhi-NCR region has about 30 mobile handset manufacturing units, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 27, Haryana with 15, Maharashtra 14 and Uttrakhand 9. Delhi-NCR tops the ranking with 18 battery pack factories, followed by UP with 14, Haryana with 13, Himachal Pradesh with 7 and Maharashtra with 4. The survey further found that UP has about 39 factories dedicated to chargers/adapters, followed by Delhi with 24, Haryana with 18, Maharashtra with 12 and Uttrakhand with 10.
The survey further reports that India has surpassed Vietnam to become the second largest producer of mobile phones in the world.
ICEA also predicts that this number will increase further and expects the total number of mobile handset and component manufacturing units to reach 1,800 and generate 50 lakh jobs by 2025.