Uttar Pradesh - India's leading mobile manufacturing state
A report released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion placed Uttar Pradesh as India's topmost mobile manufacturing state. It accounts for around half of the mobile device production capacity in the country. "38 new mobile manufacturing units with over 20 million units per month capacity have been set up since September 2015," stated the report.
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
Established in the year 1995, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion formulates and implements promotional and developmental measures for the growth of India's industrial sector in line with the country's priorities and socio-economic goals.
India will produce mobile components worth $80b in 5 years
A combined study done by IIM Bangalore and Counterpoint Research, a market research firm predicted that in the next 5 years, India will become a global mobile phone manufacturing hub. According to the study, India is set to manufacture mobile phone components worth $80 billion. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT said, "India can potentially be the world leader in mobile-phone manufacturing."
Data shared by the report
According to the report, the total production capacity of the country is 20.7 million. Out of this, Uttar Pradesh accounts for 10 million of the mobile production capacity; it is followed by Haryana with a 2.5 million capacity. India's mobile handset manufacturing has witnessed a growth of 185% in value and 90% in volume in 2015-16 as compared to 2014-15.
Data according to states
Out of the 38 mobile manufacturing units that India hosts, Uttar Pradesh is responsible for 13 of them. It's followed by Delhi with 6 manufacturing units and Andhra Pradesh with 4 manufacturing units. Haryana and Uttarakhand have 3 manufacturing units each, Maharashtra and Telangana have 2. There is 1 manufacturing unit each in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Daman.