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Cabinet approves 50% incentives for semiconductor manufacturing

Cabinet approves 50% incentives for semiconductor manufacturing

Anurag Thakur said due to supply-chain disruption, many countries have announced financial incentives to companies for semiconductor manufacturing. Therefore, the government has decided to give 50 per cent incentives for semiconductor fabs.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur Union Minister Anurag Thakur

The Union Cabinet has approved 50 per cent financial incentives for manufacturing of semiconductor fabs across technology nodes as well as for compound semiconductors, packaging, and other chip facilities, Union Minister Anurag Thakur informed on Wednesday.

Earlier, the government had announced 30-50 per cent incentives for different categories. However, the incentive has now been kept flat at 50 per cent for all categories. Also, so far the incentive was for 65 nm size, but now this restriction has been removed and all sizes will be covered.  

Thakur said due to supply-chain disruption, many countries have announced financial incentives to companies for semiconductor manufacturing. Therefore, he said, the government has tweaked the existing scheme to attract companies. 

In December 2021, the Centre announced Rs 76000 crore for the development of the semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem in India. 
 

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