"We are confident that such initiatives will help the ESDM (Electronics System Design and Manufacturing) sector to grow. Currently the state's share in the country is 1-1.5 per cent (Rs 2,500 crore) of mobile production, which is expected to cross 7 per cent or Rs 30,000 crore by 2023," ICEA Chairman Pankaj Mohindroo said.
"This will also boost employment by creating 120,000 jobs by 2023," he added.
Karnataka has an estimated gross state domestic product of over Rs 16 trillion, with 70 per cent of India's chip designers based in the state.
The new industrial policy provides for reimbursement of stamp duty and registration charges, reimbursement of land conversion fee, power tariff reimbursement and exemption from electricity duty.
"The Karnataka government's NIP 2020-25 is a very forward looking policy which addresses several crucial labour reforms such as working shifts for women employees, overtime hours...Such measures put Karnataka at the forefront of 'Ease of Doing Business' in the country," Sudipto Gupta, managing director, Wistron India and chairman of ICEA's labour and HR Committee said.
Wistron is one of the electronic manufacturing companies in the state which plans to raise its headcount from around 2,000 in May 2020 to 20,000 by the end of next fiscal year.