Vedanta and Foxconn have employed specialists who’re evaluating doable areas for his or her upcoming semiconductor plant in Gujarat and a web site could also be finalised within the subsequent couple of weeks, Gujarat Science and Technology Department Secretary Vijay Nehra mentioned.
So far, the three way partnership firm has not finalised the situation as they’re evaluating numerous websites in Gujarat primarily based on technical facets, industrial viability and connectivity to arrange the semiconductor and a show fabrication unit within the state, Mr Nehra advised PTI.
In the largest ever company funding within the historical past of unbiased India, a three way partnership of the Vedanta and Foxconn had on September 14 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat authorities to take a position Rs 1,54,000 crore to arrange the plant within the state.
Mr Nehra had signed the MoU on behalf of the state authorities.
“Vedanta and Foxconn have employed sector specialists who’re evaluating doable websites for the upcoming plant in Gujarat. Earlier they have been evaluating a number of websites throughout totally different international locations. In December 2021, when the Centre had introduced the ‘India Semiconductor Mission’, they began in search of websites throughout totally different states in India (after which chosen Gujarat),” Mr Nehra mentioned.
The promoters are actually evaluating websites in Gujarat on totally different technical facets, industrial viability, connectivity and utility standpoint, Nehra mentioned, including that the positioning could also be finalised within the subsequent couple of weeks.
“There are many minute issues which must be saved in thoughts whereas choosing the positioning. For instance, the manufacturing course of can get affected as a result of vibrations of passing trains. There should not be any vibrations close to the plant. Power outage of even one second in a 12 months can lead to a lack of crores of rupees,” he mentioned.
The venture is prone to get large subsidies and incentives, like zero stamp responsibility on land buy and subsidised water and electrical energy, beneath the ‘Gujarat Semiconductor Policy 2022-27’ introduced by the state authorities in July this 12 months.
Gujarat turned the primary state within the nation to have such a devoted coverage for the semiconductor and show fabrication sector, a authorities official earlier mentioned.
While saying the coverage, the Gujarat authorities had introduced that it’ll arrange ‘Dholera Semicon City’ within the Dholera Special Investment Region close to Ahmedabad to draw buyers.
Under this coverage, eligible initiatives might be given 75 per cent subsidy on buy of the primary 200 acres of land for organising manufacturing items.
The eligible initiatives might be supplied good high quality water on the price of Rs 12 per cubic metre for the primary 5 years.
If the investor decides to construct its personal desalination plant for captive use within the preliminary 5 years, the federal government will present capital subsidy of fifty per cent of venture price, based on the coverage doc.
The eligible manufacturing items would additionally get energy tariff subsidy of Rs 2 per unit for the primary 10 years of going into manufacturing, it mentioned, including that such initiatives can even declare exemption from paying any electrical energy responsibility.
To encourage buyers beneath the coverage, the state authorities has additionally introduced to reimburse 100 per cent of stamp responsibility which buyers would pay for the primary time for taking land on lease, sale or on land switch.
In order to take away bottlenecks and supply fast clearances to buyers, the state authorities will set up a single window mechanism to supply all the required approvals from one place, the coverage doc acknowledged.
Since uninterrupted energy provide is essential for such initiatives, the federal government will present or facilitate “sufficient redundancy within the energy grid to make sure high quality energy provide for clean operations”.
The coverage additionally offers an assurance that the federal government will “develop applicable water distribution to make sure the handled water is delivered to the eligible venture”.
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