Make In India: Mobile Phone Manufacturing Reaches Rs 54,000 Crore

Make-In-India:-Mobile-Phone-Manufacturing-Grows-186-PercentThanks to Make in India initiative, India has manufactured mobile phone worth Rs 54,000 crore in FY 2015-16, showing a growth rate of 186 percent.

In FY 2015-16, the number of mobile phone units manufactured was 110 million vis-a-vis 60 million in FY 2014-15. Feature phones contributed majority i.e. 60 million and smartphones contributed 50 million. In Rupee term, India manufactured feature phones worth Rs 5,000 crore and Rs 49,000 crore worth smartphones.

In FY 2014-15, India manufactured 17 million feature phones and 43 million smartphones. In Rupee term, India manufactured mobile phone worth Rs 18,900 crore and of this Rs 1,400 crore worth domestic production was from feature phones and Rs 17,500 crore from smartphones.

According to Industry experts, India’s mobile phone manufacturing will reach more than 220 million units in 2015-16 showing a growth rate of 50 percent. Even number of manufacturing units planned is going to increase from present 20 in FY2015-16.

Mobile Phone Manufacturing In India
Company – Location – Manufacturing Capacity (Mn/Month)
Samsung – Noida (UP) – 4
Foxconn – Sri City (AP) – 1
Million Club – Noida (UP) – 1
Lava – Noida (UP) – 1
Intex – Noida (UP) – 3
Intex – Jammu (J&K) – 0.5
Intex – Baddi (HP) – 1
Micromax – Rudrapur (UK) – 1
Celkon – Hyderabad (TG) – 0.5
Dixon – Noida (UP) – 1
GTN – Noida (UP) – 1
Videocon – Aurangabad (MH) – 1
Vivo – Noida (UP) – 0.25
Flextronics – Sriperumbudur (TN) – 1.3
BGM – Noida (UP) – 2.5
Others* – NA – 4
* Around 5 more manufacturing units are operational with a total capacity of 4 million per month
Source: TeleAnalysis

Presently, mobile handset manufacturing in India provides employment to around 40,000 people and this is bound to increase with additional manufacturing units becoming operational and also increase in existing manufacturing capacity.

The recent budget recommendation on duty differentials in three components – battery, charger and headsets will also lead to additional employment generation in mobile handset manufacturing in the country as all these companies are planning to set up manufacturing facilities in India. All these initiatives will give a big boost to Make in India.

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