New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): DataWind Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with the Hyderabad Government of Telangana to set up its new manufacturing unit in the city.
The MoU was signed between Information Technology Electronics and Communications (ITE and C) Department, Government of Telangana, and the “Datawind Innovations Pvt Ltd” in the presence of Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, Canada and Jupally Krishna Rao, Minister of Industries and Commerce, Telangana.
The MoU will allow both parties to work collaboratively and cooperatively for the purpose of developing a mobile manufacturing ecosystem in Telangana.
The new facility is expected to start production within 90 days generate 500 jobs in the first phase of its operation in the state.
“Telangana is happy to invite investments in the state. We are happy that the company who connected the forgotten billions to the digital age has decided to put up their manufacturing unit in Hyderabad.
This will boost the industrial scenario of the state and shall generate ample employment opportunities,” said IT Secretary Telangana, Jayesh Ranjan.
“DataWind mission is in line with our Telangana govt. mission, to provide internet to each and every household in the state,” Ranjan added.
Speaking on the occasion, Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO, DataWind said “We are excited to announce the expansion of our operations in Telangana. In addition to empowering citizens with affordable technology and internet access, we are committed to the communities where we operate by generating local jobs.
The manufacturing facility in Hyderabad is the second facility of DataWind in India after Amritsar set up under Make in India campaign of the Prime Minister. It will have a capacity to produce 20 lakh units of tablets and smartphones per annum and will cater to the growing demand of low cost devices in the country.
Minister of IT, Electronics and Communication KT Rama Rao said, “This is a very good endorsement about our state government policies. We are glad that out of all the states, DataWind has chosen Hyderabad Government is encouraging manufacturing companies and developing manufacturing hubs in and around Hyderabad.”
“The DataWind plant not only contribute to the economic development of the state but also helps in skilling the youth and creating enormous job opportunities in the region. Hyderabad has always promoted and encouraged corporate to establish their factories and Research and Development centers in the state,” added Rao. (ANI)