Benefits of the Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP)
• The domestic value addition in the manufacture of feature phones will go up from about 15 per cent to 37 per cent.
• The domestic value addition in the manufacture of smartphones will go up from about 10 per cent to 26 per cent.
• Around 50 new mobile handset manufacturing units and 30 mobile components and accessory manufacturing units were started during the last two years, resulting in the direct employment of over 100,000 people.
• There has been a rise in indirect employment too, with work opportunities for an estimated 200,000 people having been created.