Shiv Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray hit out on the Maharashtra authorities after Gujarat bagged the Rs 1.54 lakh crore enterprise for India’s first semiconductor plant. Mining conglomerate Vedanta and Taiwanese electronics manufacturing big Foxconn have determined to collectively construct the plant in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. Gujarat pipped Maharashtra in an in depth race to win the plant location.
Aaditya Thackeray stated that the earlier Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities in Maharashtra had labored extraordinarily arduous to attempt to win the venture.
“It was almost decided that the plant will come up in Maharashtra,” stated Aaditya Thackeray, who served as a cupboard minister within the MVA authorities headed by the Shiv Sena.
“Our MVA authorities had introduced this to the ultimate stage. The present
dispensation has misplaced the boldness of potential traders, therefore such mega tasks are usually not coming right here,” he added.
Although I’m glad to see this in India, I am a bit shocked to see this.
New dispensation had tweeted photos, claiming to have brought this to Maharashtra, but it seems intent/ commitment was to send this away from Maharashtra.
Our MVA Govt had brought this to final stage. (1/n) pic.twitter.com/ePbevT6tLi
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) September 13, 2022
The Sena leader said the mega project would have supported 160 ancillary industries and generated 70,000 to 1 lakh employment opportunities in Maharashtra.
Targetting Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Mr Thackeray said, “The new dispensation tweeted images, claiming to have introduced this (venture) to Maharashtra however it appears intent or dedication was to ship this away from Maharashtra.”
Vedanta and Foxconn will set up India’s first semiconductor production plant, a display fab unit, and a semiconductor assembling and testing unit in Ahmedabad.
Semiconductor chips, or microchips, are essential pieces of many digital consumer products – from cars to mobile phones and ATM cards.
Most of the world’s chip output is limited to a few countries like Taiwan and late entrant India is now actively luring companies to “usher in a brand new period in electronics manufacturing” as it seeks ways to have seamless access to chips.