MECF (MCCIA ELECTRONIC CLUSTER FOUNDATION)
Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has announced financial assistance for setting up of Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) for promoting Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM). In Maharashtra, Pune District has been declared as a Brownfield cluster. The scope of Brownfield cluster under EMC Scheme includes providing financial assistance for development/ up-gradation of common infrastructure and facilities to enhance the competitiveness of existing units in an area notified as a Brownfield EMC.
Mahratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), has initiated a Special Purpose Vehicle with objective of promoting the development of EMC by setting up a Common Facility Centre (CFC) in Pune. This CFC will help the electronics industries in Pune and surrounding areas in terms of latest technology, cost competitiveness, faster turnaround time etc. enabling Pune region to become a default destination for electronics design led manufacturing. This will help in developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, drive innovation and catalyse the economic growth by increasing employment opportunities and tax revenues.
Common Facility Centre (CFC) STATUS
SPV ‘MECF’ has submitted the Preliminary Detailed Project Report (DPR) for seeking approval and funding for the project from Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY), Govt of India. The SPV has sought approval and funding support under the EMC Scheme of DeitY, GoI, as a Brownfield cluster to develop the Project. On approval, this project would be eligible to seek 75% of the Project cost or Rs. 50.00 crores, whichever is less as grant.
DeitY, GoI has recently given ‘In Principle” approval for MECF on 15th May 2015 . Final DPR has been submitted to DeitY, Ministry of Communication & IT, Govt of India, on 30 Apr 16. The Promoters’ contribution and pro rata allocation of grant from the Government will start as the project implementation starts. The implementation of Project ‘CFC’ is expected to be completed in 12-18 months.
MCCIA Electronic Cluster Foundation (MECF) Founder Companies
MCCIA Syslab Automation Pvt Ltd Renu Electronics Pvt Ltd Sonoma Mgmnt Partners Pvt Ltd Futura Apsol Pvt Ltd SBEM Pvt Ltd Melux Control Gears Pvt Ltd Accurate Gauging & Inst Pvt Ltd